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Old 01-03-2012, 02:02 PM
Candyman74 Candyman74 is offline
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Originally Posted by whc.03grady View Post
What's more, I don't see how empirical results can trump principles of logic or reasoning.
Of course they can. They must. They have to. Otherwise we'd still believe that the sun revolved around the earth. It was our observations - empirical results - which told us otherwise and contradicted the logic and reasoning of centuries of great thinkers.

If your observations are at odds with your reasoning, the flaw is much more likely to be in your reasoning than in your observation. But you test and retest and retest the obvservation over and over and over again to be sure.

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