Thursday, 26 March 2015

Philosophical certainty

“It was the greatest sensation of
existence: not to trust but to know.”

- Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged 

As they say, one demonstration is worth a thousand syllogisms.

Modern philosophers argue it’s impossible to be certain of anything.1

The designers of Texas Armoring bullet-proof glass disagree. They know their product down to the last molecule. They know it with the complete certainty that allows them to do this:

Your move, modern philosophers.


1. …and, oblivious to the irony, they say that with absolute certainty.


[Hat tip Justin Templer]


  1. Nice. I want that car.
    The fellow, the broom sweeper at the end; is that a Charlie Chaplin gig?,

  2. This is not a demonstration of philosophical certainty any more than Ned Kelly testing his armour suit back in the 1800's.


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