Re: Us government's trick to violate civil liberties
Oh, he's one of these guys.
The worst kind of pseudo-intellectual. He doesn't comprehend the fact that no one is claiming absolute truth in any of their statements due to the inherent philosophical Descartes-like level of doubt thing in knowledge, which is a constant that should never even be considered in 'real life' due to it's utter uselessness. We all know about this shit. Everyone who has taken a philosophy 101 course knows it. It's just completely and utterly useless in every non-philosophical discussion (And useless in most of those as well) and detrimental to the pursuit of knowledge.
Simply put, we're trying to get as close to truth as we can get. We are usually operating on what is most logical based on all current knowledge. We're never claiming absolute truth. We're not implying anything is set in stone. If new information is ever found we can simply absorb it and use it to better our understanding of things, even if it means discarding previous conclusions. That is the entire basis of science, and how we learn.
Being a goddamn coward who is too afraid of drawing the most logical conclusion because of the inherent chance of it being wrong isn't wise. It's cowardly, stupid, and useless. No one has ever made any progress by being a fence-sitting pussy. Even Descartes eventually manned up and took a stance. Grow a pair.