The foundations of any logical system
, whether mathematical
, are the axioms
. It has been demonstrated time and again that, given the correct set of basic principles, anything can be proved. The true measure of maturity
is the ability to compromise
- "this is the definition of a functioning mind: One which processes information objectively." your assumption here is that all functioning minds process information objectively. Modern thinking says that functioning minds process information objectively and subjectively.
- "I suppose you would hire a truck driver to perform brain surgery." This is true, but neither would I trust a brain surgeon to transport heavy goods. Your assumption here is that a surgeon is "better" than a truck driver and that salary is a measurement of how useful you are to society.
While not all of the points mentioned in the above writeups are invalid, some lack an element of a relative comparison. There is a trend in E2 for black and white philosophy and politics, where simple principles are taken to their extreme conclusions. This is the easy way of maintaining your ethics/beliefs/whatever: the true effort comes from accepting that everyone has a point.