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Неверно, никто этого не сделал, да и даже если сделал — из этого ничего не следует. Нигде обратное не утверждалось, да и вообще разговор был не об этом.

In a nutshell, his argument is that we cannot know the world as it is, independent of the structure, capacities, and limits of the human mind. Sometimes I like to imagine that Kant, like my father, is just saying that we’re all idiots, stumbling blindly through a world of unknowable “things-in-themselves.” But Kant’s work is really a search for the meaning of being human—a search I was on as well.

It's so common, especially in the media, for someone who changes their mind later on to be labelled a hypocrite. "But last year," they cry, "you said this thing. Now you're saying the other!". Yet the ability to change our mind is the most important thing we have.

The work of engineers used to be about taking small parts that they understood entirely and using simple techniques to compose them into larger things that do what they want.

But programming now isn't so much like that. Nowadays you muck around with incomprehensible or non-existent man pages for software you don't know who wrote. You have to do basic science on your libraries to see how they work, trying out different inputs and seeing how the code reacts. This is a fundamentally different job.

If, for an individual, faith leads to peace and security, banishes loneliness, increases endurance, and improves behavior, it can be said to be true for that individual. In all areas of life, we are acting on insufficient evidence. If religion increased happiness, encouraged ethical behavior, and offered eternal life, why not gamble?