Malice and Ignorance

I was recently introduced to a concept referred to as Hanlon's razor, which states: "never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity." It's a marvelous and liberating concept, really, one that provides and efficient philosophical razor for eliminating unlikely explanations for human behavior. Let's take it apart for a moment. "Never attribute …

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Human Understanding

Even though our minds posses by nature an insatiable desire to know the truth, there are two tendencies that will weave a veil between ourselves and the truth in short course if we are not careful. Both were articulated beautifully by Francis Bacon and it is my great honor to reflect the light of his …

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