Truth and Talent

Wikipedia is here to stay. I’ve used it–as I’m certain the rest of you have done. There are, nonetheless, legitimate concerns about it as  a trustworthy reference library. It was while reading an article on one of these concerns by Robert McHenry that I came across the following statements:

One simple fact that must be accepted as the basis for any intellectual work is that truth – whatever definition of that word you may subscribe to – is not democratically determined. And another is that talent, whether for soccer or for exposition, is not equally distributed across the population, while a robust confidence is one’s own views apparently is.

Well put, Mr. McHenry. Well put.

HT: Coffeehouse Junkie