(10 things I believe with 3 reasons each, demanded by A.Rorty)

I The Universe we live in is completely without point.   reasons

II. Truth is absolute; truth telling, and truth hearing, relative.   reasons

III. Knowledge is general; existence is particular. reasons

IV. We are animals, and everything worth knowing about us derives from biology. reasons

V. The madness of religion and the wisdom of science have the same source. reasons

VI. The root of the tree of knowledge is chance, and its sap the study of chemistry. reasons

VII. Civilization is built on accident, illusion, and mystery. reasons

VIII. Death is the mother of beauty. reasons

IX. Sex is only slightly more likely to be pure than love. reasons

X. Nothing is sacred. reasons

© Ronald de Sousa 1997