May 7, 2011
It's the 300th birthday of David Hume.
I don't actually have much to say about the Scottish philosopher other than that I always assumed that Hume's line about how you can't really tell the rock falls because you dropped it is more or less a joke that a bunch of German philosophers took too Teutonically. Personally, I like the philosophy of Hume's Scottish contemporary Thomas Reid a little more, but Hume was certainly a great man.
By Steve Sailer on 5/07/2011