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“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.” – Christopher Hitchens. Do you agree?

As human beings, when we first hear this quote we instantly agree to it and make a correlation with science. But when we actually listen to this quote and ponder about it, we figure we cannot entirely agree with this quote or disagree with it completely. This quote brings about various knowledge issues and in some cases you agree and some cases you cannot. The knowledge issues that come up are – science, history, human science, religion, belief, and faith.

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  • Dec 20 2012: In my mind, lets call a spade a spade; without digging into deeper meanings or assuming certain social criteria, the basis of the quote might be "it is what it is".
    To me it is nothing more (or less) than a philosophical view of what an idea is - an active thought process that can have legs, or wither away.
    In the most basic sense, the quote is self-supporting. Period.
    It is an idea not meant to be analyzed or taken apart.
    As innovators we must resist the urge to tear down or "de-risk" things, and see them at face value, with the emphasis being on "value".

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