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I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives.

--Tolstoy
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From:eyes2sky
Date:November 15th, 2004 11:46 pm (UTC)
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my interpretation of this rant is that most men are ignorant.
yours?
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From:wearingwords
Date:November 16th, 2004 04:29 am (UTC)
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I took it to mean that whenever one believes in something wholeheartedly, it is very hard for them to believe or absorb new information that would otherwise negate or alter their belief.
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