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Bush Skit Knowledge Justifications Are Flawed.

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****This is a skit to explain how methods that we use to justify knowledge, such as perception, memory, and divine revelation, are flawed*****desk with chair; bed next to window with one alien hiding behind bed*(Bush is at desk, writing his diary before going to bed)Narrator: There are many ways of attaining knowledge. We tend to trust many of these methods very readily. But the truth is that every method is flawed in one way or another. Furthermore, knowledge builds on top of each other through reasoning and consensus, making them even more unreliable. For example, let us take a look in the White House. Bush is writing his diary before he goes to sleep.Bush: Today was sunny. I had a break, so I went riding with a horse in the desert. After a while I got a little tired so I used the GPS system and started to go back home. But then, in the middle of nowhere, I saw a UFO! It was hazy, but I saw it for sure. I checked on my GPS but there shouldn't have been anything there. There was this big green round disk in the middle of the desert. I got afraid so I walked around it, making sure I was well away from the mysterious object. It looked like a UFO...Nahhh. It can't be. UFO's don't exist. It must have been a mirage.Tomorrow I have a military budget check so I have to go to sleep now. My plan is to use more money on jets and less on missiles because those are too dangerous.(Bush gets up and starts walking towards bed)Bush: But what if it was a real UFO...No. That isn't possible.(Bush reaches bed and kneels to say prayers. He gets on knees, puts his elbows on bed, and folds his hands)Bush: Dear God, I saw a UFO today... NO! (shakes his head violently) It wasn't a UFO...God, thank you for the good time I had riding today. Although I saw a... NO! (shakes his head violently) I didn't see anything... OH WHO GIVES! I can't concentrate. I'll just go to sleep. That UFO thing is driving me NUTS!(Bush goes to sleep)Narrator: So far, Bush has seen a mirage in the desert. This is an error in perception. The mirage was clear enough for Bush to believe that there really was a UFO in the middle of a desert. Now it is worrying him a lot. Let us see how it has an effect on him by taking a look at his dreams.(Bush is on his bed, looking out the window)Bush: The stars are so beautiful today.(Alien jumps up and attacks Bush)Bush: (falls off bed) AHHH! AN ALIEN CAME IN THROUGH THE WINDOW!(Alien changes mask to Jesus)Jesus: Do not be afraid. The aliens are attacking. This is a warning. The ruler of the nation of two rivers is a spy. You must capture him. That is the only way to protect the world.(Jesus gets off stage and Bush gets back on bed)Bush: (sits up with a jolt) (breathing heavily) Aliens are attacking? That means I have to protect the world! USA is the superpower of the world! We must protect the world! It is our duty to fight evil! But what was that thing about the two rivers? Which two rivers could it be?... Euphrates and Tigris! It must be Iraq! Saddam Hussein...

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