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It me: There’s an early Edith Wharton story where a character observes the constraints of speaking a foreign tongue: “Don’t you know how, in talking a foreign language, even fluently, one says half the time, not what one wants to, but what one can?”

This is, truly, a philosophical ideal for our time. But I imagine it can also lead down a dangerous path for what evidence is truly sufficient in a world that has become so complex. Believing Without Evidence Is Always Morally Wrong

I tried to stun him with the bug zapper (experience informs that it will stun at best) and before I even touched him he started buzzing his wings and raised his stinger at me 💀