frontiers of knowledge and information. A man’s right to believe in something of which he has never heard is only a painful illusion. And freedom from ignorance, prejudice, and fear are among those freedoms I cherish.
I believe that for each of us some skepticism is an infinitely healthy thing, that we should before accepting a generalization say, at least to ourselves, What is the evidence. Do I believe this because it seems logical, because it’s been demonstrated by experiment, because I believe in the inherent wisdom and judgment of the man who says it’s so? Or do I simply accept it because it’s the fashionable thing to believe? Those of my friends who are least serene and most unhappy, I think, are those who believe nothing at all; who say, “In these days of propaganda and of the big lie, there is nothing in