And that would, at least for the Greeks, seem to be false.
Originally Posted by kleindoofy
With the exception of their engineers, the testing against reality step seems to be missing for them.
Aristotle wanted all knowledge deduced from first principles, but that only works when you have accurate knowledge about which first principle accurately describes the world, and without testing you can't know if they do true.
This way of thinking results in such silliness as six-legged spiders.
Reductionist and proud of it.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. Benjamin Franklin
Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails. Clarence Darrow
A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read. Mark Twain