NEMEROV 2014 #6
THE AGNOSTIC’S CREED
I do not know and therefore can’t believe
What others in their ignorance conceive
As true by virtue of Authority,
Or simply wishing what they hope must be.
Such superstition cannot stand the test
Of Truth, however loudly it’s professed,
No matter the alleged Authorities
In whom no True Believer disbelieves.
And yet what is the harm if I suppose
As true what I know no one truly knows
And simply call it my hypothesis,
Open to testing and analysis?
Why not give something promising a try
And see what truth emerges, by and by?