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Seeing is believing: An Oxymoron? #NewYearResolution

by Kazeem Olalekan

“Settle down Beavis. This is only gonna hurt for like a minute or something.” – Butthead

When someone says seeing is believing, you may think ‘That is odd, once you have seen, then you know…in which case, there is no need to believe’ If you think that, then you might consider the statement ‘seeing is believing’ an oxymoronBelieving means accepting something is true, especially without proof. If you think that, however, you will almost exactly be wrong. In actual fact, ‘seeing is believing‘ is a proverb. It is a sensible advice which effectively means that even when you see, the most you can do is believe…no more. It is unwise to extrapolate that on the evidence of seeing, you know. For the duration of this piece, I will like you to suspend your belief or disbelief.

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