A Quote that is SPOT ON – and another too

“Facts no longer matter. We simply decide how we want to see the world and then go out and find experts and evidence to back our beliefs.”

— Farhad Manjoo in his book True Enough: Learning to live in a Post-Fact Society.

Full disclosure: I have not read the book, just saw this one quote.  And one other, in parallel, quote from Thomas Huxley:

“The improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses to acknowledge authority, as such. For him, skepticism is the highest of duties; blind faith the one unpardonable sin.”

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