Intergalactic Investigative Reporter

Monday, June 13, 2005

"Justified True Belief"?

In a comment in another blog it is suggested that I learn something about "Justified True Belief". That is damn near an oxymoron. Truth is not to be believed it is to be known. Belief is nothing more than a glorified opinion. Belief is the bottom rung of the ladder of truth. Belief and faith are bandied about as if they are the cornerstone of existence. They are the cornerstone of man's attempts to justify his actions. Al-Qaeda believes the more infidels they kill will secure their place in heaven. They have "Justified True Beliefs". George Bush believes that The war in Iraq was justified because Saddam Hussein was not a nice guy. Dubya has "Justified True Beliefs". Belief is the beginning of the search for truth. It is not the end.