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Thank God for rigidity

Things I thank God for: That there is such a thing as the logical principle of non-contradiction That “a thing and its opposite cannot both be true in the same sense at the same time.” That “A thing is that thing and not some other

Getting the math wrong

Ann writes at the Remnant: No one ever accuses an engineer of excessive rigidity or of a “fortress mentality” for his unswerving and intransigent belief in the fundamental properties of algebra. No one deems an engineer deeply flawed as a human being if he refuses

“Logic is a wreath of pretty flowers… that smell bad”

“Listen to me carefully, Norman… I’m lying… ” So, the pope says that people who believe in “absolute truth” are fundamentalists, and that’s evil…but that’s a statement of an absolute truth… so it must be evil and fundamentalist to say that believing in absolute truth