Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine, 3rd ser. 3 (1824), 385.
A Caution Against Depending on Hearsay Evidence in Matters Affecting the Character of Others
E M B
Observation, Error, Demonstration, Mathematics, Education
Urges 'Scepticism', or more precisely 'a suspension of belief in cases where Benevolence would wish such a suspension'. Observes: 'What leads me to request [...] the cultivation of a taste for evidence, is, that I find many, who are neither ill-tempered nor malicious, but who appear to credit any story [...] with as full satisfaction as a young student does a problem in Euclid, which he has traced to its demonstration'.
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