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QuestioningKat's Avatar Jump to comment 11 by QuestioningKat

THAT PHOTO IS NOT BY ANSEL ADAMS!

(Besides the image is balanced by elements other than the mountain.)

The fallacy of the middle road being correct has it's flaws. A relative told me that the truth about evolution is somewhere between the evolutionary theory and the Bible. Neither one being fully correct. Taking the middle road can be good for your mental state or personal decisions, as in working at a steady pace rather than slow and meticulous or fast and furious. When two people argue, we consider that both people are probably incorrect somehow and contributed toward the problem. This is not necessarily true. Some people are absolutely dead wrong and there is no other way. Frequently situations are not cut and dry, but sometimes they are. When in comes to facts, people seem to still take the middle road because figuring out who is correct and who is false takes some work.

Tue, 31 Jan 2012 00:40:31 UTC | #912893