My recent post about the failure to rationally evaluate health risk statistics inspired Brian B. to comment by rephrasing Pastor Niemoller's classic enumeration. He has reposted it on his own blog, and I am bringing it here to the main page because it does tell us where the battle line needs to be drawn.
Posted by triticale at August 24, 2004 06:38 AM
First they came for Logic, and I did not speak out, for I did not think logically.
Then they came for Thesis and Synthesis, and I did not speak out, for I did not think synthetically.
Then they came for Reason, and I did not speak out, for I did not think reasonably.
Finally they came for me, and I could no longer think for myself.