Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine,  3rd ser. 3 (1824), 385.

A Caution Against Depending on Hearsay Evidence in Matters Affecting the Character of Others





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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