The Dangerous Zealot

Chesterson describes the "theorist who starts with a false theory" and sees everything as supporting it as the most dangerous enemy of human reason. Sounds like religious believers.

Direct Quote:

There is no great harm in the theorist who makes up a new theory to fit a new event. But the theorist who starts with a false theory and then sees everything as making it come true is the most dangerous enemy of human reason.

Folksonomies: religion empiricism hypothesis

 The Flying Inn
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Chesterton , G. K. (2008-10-30), The Flying Inn, Cosimo Classics, Retrieved on 2012-01-31
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  • Folksonomies: fiction