A Humean Thought Experiment
The name "Hume" is usually associated (at least among intellectuals) with David Hume and his empiricist philosophy. Just now Brit Hume is the more widely known Hume, and his suggestion on Fox New Sunday that Tiger Woods get religion (not just any religion--the Christian religion) has set off a firestorm of blogosphere controversy
Consider this thought experiment in the spirit of the older Hume, though it violates Humean epistemology: Suppose Tiger Woods was an evangelical Christian, and that Brit Hume had suggested that Tiger acquire some personal peace and serenity through an embrace of Buddhism. Think there'd be the same controversy? I'll bet even David Hume could intuit his way to a solid conclusion.
10:58 AM / January 5, 2010