Rules

  1. Question authority. No idea is true just because someone says so, including me. Think for yourself.
  2. Question yourself. Don't believe anything just because you want to. Believing something doesn't make it so.
  3. Test ideas, by the evidence gained from observation and experiment. If a favorite idea fails a well-designed test, it's wrong. Get over it.
  4. Follow the evidence, were ever it leads. If you have no evidence, reserve judgement.
  5. And perhaps even the most important rule of all, remember you could be wrong.
  6. 5 Rules origin

    "How did we, tiny creatures living on that speck of dust, ever manage to figure out how to send spacecraft out among the stars of the Milky Way? Only a few centuries ago, a mere second of the cosmic time. We knew nothing of where and when we were. Oblivious to the rest of the cosmos, we inhabited a kind of prison, a tiny universe bounded by a nutshell.

    How did we escape from the prison? It was the work of generations of searchers, who took 5 simple rules to heart." - Neil DeGrasse Tyson from the Cosmos Series

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published this page 2012-07-27 19:14:00 -0600