Posted by bobbapink on Mar 04, 2002 at 13:55
Re: Those first principles (anon)
My question is this: how does one prove "first principles?" If they cannot be proven, are they not accepted on faith?
That is absolutely true. In logic it's called an axiom and it is an irreducible primary. It doesn't rest upon anything in order to be valid, and it cannot ever be "proven".
Nobody will condem you for trying. Might some of the axioms of logic and science be false? Maybe. But they provide a good starting place, nay, the only starting place, for advancement.
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