"Put It To The Test"

byMBlume9y3rd Feb 201019 comments


Alt-rockers They Might Be Giants explain/advocate empiricism in a record aimed at young children.

Don't believe it 'cos they say it's so

If it's not true you have a right to know --

Put it to the test!

No, it's not quite Bayesian. The bridge ("A fact is just a fantasy, unless it can be checked") is more or less simply wrong. Still, I find the fact that the Ancient Art of Rationality is getting play at all pretty exciting. What do you all think? And what can we do to get more rationalist -- or even proto-rationalist -- ideas to youngsters?