What If I'm Wrong?

// Given at WI?02013 on Mar 2, 2013

We all exist in and interact with the same universe. This universe is constant and does not change from one individual to the next; yet, despite this fact, there is always disagreement amongst its inhabitants as to what the nature of reality is. There are things to know of this world, but we as humans are not really very good at knowing them. If we are to place a high value on truth and the degree to which or beliefs track it, as I believe we should, then we must fight the urge to assume that we have already found truth. We must ask ourselves What if I'm wrong?.

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Ethan Porter

He Who Dared to be Wrong

Future man will likely divide time into two eras, before the time of Ethan Porter and after (BEP and AEP, respectively). When he is not making ridiculously hubristic statements he can be found making other ridiculous claims, usually, but not always (sometimes for fun), designed to get his interlocutors to stop, think, and justify their position. These question topics include, but are not limited to, philosophy (of mind, meta-ethics, ethics), science (genetics, evolution, evolutionary psychology, neuroscience), politics (as a Libertarian he must defend attacks by both fronts), religion, and anything else that sounds interesting or could be made to sound interesting. When he is not arguing with others (he prefers the term "discussing") he spends his time weight lifting (he is particularly enthralled with Crossfit at the time), reading, t'workin noobs on Halo, and enjoying a well balanced beer.

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