Monday, September 24, 2001

So some thoughts on authority. Authority is in my opinion the highest appeal when pursuing an argument with truth as the goal. Simple arguing toward the object, say, a book, wont get you any closer to understanding the book. An examination of the book will only reveal physical properties, words and some derived meanings. however, to involve the author is to know more exactly what the object is about. what better way to really know about something than to ask the author, or maker of that thing. I realize that is is somewhat elementary, but it is critical in understanding truth.