Quote of the day 28th November 2022

"When truth becomes subjective, nothing can be falsified.

"When we lose a common sense of rality, we become marooned on solipsistic islands, shouting across the barricades of our own, induitable experiences.

"Descartes argued that we can never be certain of anything beyond our own subjective selves. I always felt greater sympathy with Wittgenstein, who argued that language, science and truth can emerge only when we transcend the self and connect meaningfully with others.

This is what ultimately led to the rise of Western civilisation."

(Matthew Syed, from the conclusion of an article in yesterday's Sunday Times, "As we inwardly curate our cosy truths, there’s a world outside in trouble.")


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