Refraction (Bent Thinking) #1
- Too Many Answers Error: When someone claims that because there are so many different answers or claims on a subject, therefore there is no right answer. (e.g. “There are so many different religions with different ideas, therefore none of them is correct.”) This error is very common. It is very acceptable among non-careful thinkers. It is also very easily refuted. Refutation: The existence of a number of different answers does not prove that none of them are right. It only shows that there is a lot of ignorance out there. Example: I give an exam. I grade the exam. All thirty students answer a short essay on the difference between Eastern and Western Gods. All the answers are incorrect. Does it follow that there is not a right answer? Of course not, silly person. It just means all thirty students didn’t study well (or that I didn’t cover that in class!) Either way, there is a right answer. The problem isn’t that there are no right answer, per se. The problem is if there is a right answer, how do we find it?
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