9.03.2009

Walter and The Skeptic

Sir Walter Raleigh wrote an essay called "The Skeptic" in which he said
The skeptic doth neither affirm nor deny any position but doubteth of it, and applyeth his Reason against that which is affirmed, or denied, to justify his non consenting.
He was beheaded in 1618.

2 comments:

Noadi said...

In all fairness though, his skepticism had nothing to do with his beheading. He got a break after being convicted of treason for plotting against King James and only spent some time in the tower of London. He ruined that break by going on an expedition after being released in which he attacked a Spanish outpost at a time when England and Spain were getting along.

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