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Journal of No. 118


July 15th, 2008

Thought for the day @ 08:35 am

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Who was it who first told you that you shouldn't believe something just because someone told you it?
 
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From:ajax
Date:July 15th, 2008 03:47 pm (UTC)
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As I was born an arrogant and stubborn pain in the ass, this is the kind of lesson that came naturally to me without ever having to be specifically taught. :)

--- Ajax.
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From:jimkeller
Date:July 15th, 2008 03:56 pm (UTC)
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My mother. But don't worry, I didn't believe her.
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From:edgyspice
Date:July 15th, 2008 04:21 pm (UTC)
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Discover magazine.
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From:gina
Date:July 15th, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC)
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Probably my mom, who then was probably irritated by my smartass response about not believing her, then.
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From:gotham_bound
Date:July 15th, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC)
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Probably my dad. And I believe everything he tells me. }:>
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From:swmartin
Date:July 15th, 2008 06:21 pm (UTC)
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While I'm sure that the message was imparted indirectly from many sources (including the ubiquitous "if all your friends jumped off a cliff..."), the first explicit statement I can remember which refuted arguments from hearsay, authority, etc. was in an essay by Isaac Asimov.
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From:dogofthefuture
Date:July 15th, 2008 07:48 pm (UTC)
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I think I came to this conclusion on my own. I was the kind of kid who went and put a pot of water on the stove and then bloody well watched it until it boiled.
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From:richardabecker
Date:July 16th, 2008 05:41 am (UTC)
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Everyone who lied to me.

-- Richard

Journal of No. 118