Seventeen

“Insofar as there is no evidence of a thing, then the answer to ‘Does it exist?’ is exactly the same as the answer to ‘Is a sound is made by a tree which falls where no one can hear it?’ and that answer is ‘Who cares?'” ~ Warren Falk

If a thing is consequential, then, by definition, it has consequence.  If a thing has consequence, then that consequence is evidence of its existence.  Therefore, to the extent that there is no evidence of a thing, then it is inconsequential.  If there is such a thing for which there can be no evidence, the thing’s existence can be of no consequence, and all further time spent pondering it is in vain.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Quotes

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s