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July 6th, 2012, 16:06
Originally Posted by DArtagnan View Post
This may be true for those who can actually manage to apply logic and stay away from biased interpretations of popular theories - which you clearly can't.
In fact, it seems you enjoy the process of questioning everything that doesn't seem to match your own personal identity or situation - and what help is all that reading if you can't separate the subjective from the objective?
Insinuations doesn't replace evidence so blow that smoke elsewhere.

Originally Posted by DArtagnan View Post
Most academics? It seems a pretty universal discovery for people who're interested in developing their minds - and I fail to see how academics set themselves apart here.
They are a subcategory of the broader category you mentioned.

Originally Posted by DArtagnan View Post
What matters is your level of investment and your capacity for understanding. That's not about education - but about disposition and mental prowess.
Hermeneutics mean you have more data available. If logic, truth, consistent ideas etc are important to you it means you have greater amount of pieces that needs to be sorted before you can make conclusions. People who know very little are faster to make conclusions since they have fewer facts to get in the way of their ideas. People who know a lot but aren't interested in consistent and coherent logic aren't useful either. This is why empiricism and rationalism are important but both fails on it's own.

Originally Posted by DArtagnan View Post
I'd say the key to get a closer relationship with the truth is the ability to accept it for what it is, which is something you're showing very clear signs of not being capable of - or being interested in.
Perhaps I do and your certainty is wrong?

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