As mentioned in THIS post, here’s the new Monday’s offering.
The Toons are by artists who gave permission to share their work. The quotes are from the original Jokes of the Week.
There are and can be only two ways of searching into and discovering truth. The one flies from the senses and particulars to the most general axioms, and from these principles, the truth of which it takes for settled and immovable, proceeds to judgment and to the discovery of middle axioms. And this way is now in fashion. The other derives axioms from the senses and particulars, rising by a gradual and unbroken ascent, so that it arrives at the most general axioms last of all. This is the true way, but as yet untried.
— Sir Francis Bacon
The idea that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of those pleasant falsehoods which most experience refutes. History is teeming with instances of truth put down by persecution. If not put down forever, it may be set back for centuries. … It is a piece of idle sentimentality that truth, merely as truth, has any power denied to Error or prevailing against the dungeon and the stake.
–John Stewart Mills
Each theory becomes a Procrustean bed on which the empirical facts are stretched to fit a preconceived pattern.
The majority of mankind is lazy-minded, absorbed in vanities, and . . . incapable of much doubt or much faith.
–T. S. Eliot
Life is hard, but at least it’s short. — E. J. D’Alise (circa 1980)
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