02 April 2010

Quotation of the Day

...what can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence.

2 comments:

Jason Thibeault said...

Very much appreciated... though I was quoting Carl Sagan. Unattributed. Bad Jason, bad.

sbh said...

Apparently the actual author of this axiom is Christopher Hitchens; I am modifying the entry to reflect this. On the other hand my intention was to call attention to Jason Thibeault's excellent April Fool's Day piece; I just inadvertently picked a line to feature that appears to be a quotation familiar to most people, but not (till now) to me. It's a good axiom, however, wherever it came from.

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