Nature's wonders: land-dwelling macroorganism psychoanalysed (Introduction)

by dhw, Thursday, August 23, 2018, 12:25 (642 days ago) @ Balance_Maintained

TONY: Yet, I find it hard to swallow that you are unable to make a choice. Unable and unwilling are not the same things. If you made a choice, you have to face the prospect of being wrong. The question is, what's wrong with being wrong?

DHW: That’s not the question at all! I referred a while ago to the situation of the logical ass who starved to death standing between two identical bags of hay. I cannot choose between two equally believable and unbelievable arguments, although one of them must be true. This means that in my agnosticism, I AM wrong. So as you rightly ask, what’s wrong with being wrong? Fortunately, however, I shan’t starve to death. I can wait and see, or not see, depending on whether God does or does not exist.

TONY: Well, then, I shall just refer to you as a wrong, stubborn, logical ass and hope you don't choke on the hay when you get it.

I agree with your description of me, but I’ll only choke if there is a soul which lives on in an afterlife. However, if my memory serves me correctly, you don’t believe in a soul that lives on in afterlife, in which case I shan’t choke at all!

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