Sunday, September 12, 2004

On Admitting Mistakes

´╗┐We readily admit mistakes pertaining to matters perpiheral to our main concern. Indeed, we welcome the opportunity to show how gracious, modest, and open-minded we are. But the closer the critic approaches to the foundations of our thought, the less likely we are to admit error. This is not always a bad thing. We admire steadfastness and commitment in people, and have doubts about the moral fiber of those who change their views too readily.