I’ll believe anything.

Falando dos Teocratas de SAin e o trapalhada de Omar FAll lembrei de algo que escrevia Asimov em “A Mente Errante” (1983):

( … ) Don’t you believe in flying saucers, they ask me? Don’t you believe in telepathy? — in ancient astronauts? — in the Bermuda triangle? — in life after death?
No, I reply. No, no, no, no, and again no.
One person recently, goaded into desperation by the litany of unrelieved negation, burst out “Don’t you believe in anything?”
“Yes”, I said. “I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning, confirmed by independent observers. I’ll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be. ” ( … )

  • By Uz, Xaneiro 25, 2007 @ 10:54 p.m.

    Na minha infância, e antes de descobrir Beackman, Isaac Asimov foi um dos meus escritores, divulgadores… e guionista de cómic de ficção científica de referência. A verdade é que senti muitíssimo a sua morte (e isso que apenas tinha eu 9 anos).

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