An un­bal­anced ar­gu­ment

The Saturday Paper - - Letters & Editorial -

Yass­min Ab­del-Magied’s un­der­stand­ing of truth is sim­plis­tic, un­re­al­is­tic and plainly wrong. She claims “the col­lid­ing of opin­ions will only lead to the emer­gence of truth if the force be­hind both is equal”. Must those of­fended by an opin­ion (for ex­am­ple, Holo­caust de­nial) hold their tongues un­til their op­po­nents equal them in force? How could this fan­tasy pos­si­bly work? Only rea­soned anal­y­sis backed with ex­am­ples es­tab­lishes truth.

– Peter Robin­son, Ainslie, ACT

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.