“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” Aldous Huxley, British novelist

“People everywhere enjoy believing things that they know are not true. It spares them the ordeal of thinking for themselves and taking responsibility for what they know.” Brooks Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic

“The public will believe anything so long as it is not founded on truth.” Edith Sitwell, British poet and critic

“Refusal to believe until proof is given is a rational position; denial of all outside of our own limited experience is absurd.” Annie Besant, British philanthropist

“Is a tree really there when no one’s looking?” unidentified quantum physicist

Author: Craig Butcher

Craig Butcher is an award-winning educator who has taught critical thinking skills for more than two decades. In addition, he has worked on Capitol Hill as a congressional staffer and has been a top-rated broadcaster.