I took a College course nothing but Aristotle last Spring. It was pretty intense. He had a lot of really good thoughts... even IF he was wrong a lot. BUT... if you look at his writings as him just entertaining these wrong thoughts, then I guess he was never wrong? And/or does this go back to the idea of the wise person knowing nothing? I dunno, I'm just babbling.
So I can entertain that thought without accepting it.
Some educated minds can't do that. Some very uneducated people are very good at entertaining thoughts and not accepting them, either from wisdom or just from ignorance (like not accepting evolution because they don't like the idea of man and monkeys coming from a common ancestor, except most people get confused and think that it says that man came from monekys. But anyways, that's a tangent.)
I guess I accept what he probably meant, though - not just accepting something because you heard it.
I couldn't agree more - that's something I struggle with on a daily basis with my co-workers, I even go as far as saying to them; I hear your point but I would appreciate it if you would stop & listen to mine -