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1Argument from authority Empty Argument from authority on Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:50 am


Why would anyone believe a system based on aimless chaos is at the same time law-bound right to the core, and liable to the analysis of science?

fear that interest in religious metaphors (ancient assumptions about higher intelligences) would immmediately wipe out motorways and the internet, and return us to the caves
the “argument from personal incredulity” - if we can’t imagine a mind titanic enough to conceive of living matter, there can’t possibly be one
the average mind does not continually re-think its worldview, which would be a daily effort and source of instability. An authoritative, eloquent personality is trusted to have done the work. The crowd simply dons their confidence, catchphrases, and even personality, as if their own
if “the wider community” rejects an idea, the member feels it must be a reasonable position. This is given momentum by their exclusion of him if he demurs – a frightening thought

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