Quote of the day–George H. Smith

… we may indicate three minimum requirements that must be fulfilled before any belief can claim the status of knowledge: (a) a belief must be based on evidence; (b) a belief must be internally consistent (i.e. not self-contradictory); (c) a belief cannot contradict previously validated knowledge with which it is to be integrated.  If a belief fails to meet any or all of these criteria, it cannot properly be designated as knowledge.

George H. Smith
From: Atheism: the Case Against God
[Gun control advocates, socialists, and other anti-freedom advocates would do well to understand the difference between belief and knowledge as outlined by Smith above.–Joe]


1 thought on “Quote of the day–George H. Smith

  1. …or (d) if it makes us uncomfortable, then disregard (a), (b), & (c) and either we’ll scream until we get our way, threaten until we get our way, or at best we can vote on it.

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