Three Simple Rules for Curbing Your Tendency to Accept "Intellectual Rubbish"

Betrand Russell: "These propositions seem mild yet, if accepted, they would absolutely revolutionize human life."

1. When experts are agreed, the opposite opinion cannot be held to be certain.
2. When they are not agreed, no opinion can be regarded as certain by a nonexpert.
3. When they all hold that no sufficient grounds for a positive opinion exist, the ordinary person would do well to suspend judgment.

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Nice and simple.
For real? Someone actually wrote that?
Because, while I could be wrong, I don't think Exspurt = Expert
Wow.
If you're not careful, you could learn a thing or three from this.
Simple, sweet and most importantly, correct.
~facepalm~
<3 Bertrand Russell.
Oooh... yay! Bertrand Russell! Nice Quote source!!! I like it! :)
Kudos! Exactly what I was thinking! :)
Is it possible to still come to bad conclusions while still staying true to these propositions?

After all, the creationist experts agree that creationism is true.

(of course there's a bit of a logical fallacy hidden in there)
Certainly it is, but those bad conclusions are more likely to be modifiable when new information becomes available when these propositions are followed, as the conclusions are by no means fixed.

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