January 8, 2007

Who to Believe

So, I've been learning that I can find studies and statistics to prove any point that I want to make. Convenient for debates, but, unfortunately, my ideology bases most of its opinions on 'what works' and not the 'intention'. So, I tend to rely very highly on critical data to form my opinions. Yet, whether it's supply-side economics or evolution science, I can pretty much find an article to confirm whatever side of the argument I want to believe. So, if we can't believe everything we read and we can't believe ANYthing we read, how can we create a belief system?