Wednesday, March 16, 2005
An earnest young man at the back of the hall objected to any assertion that could not be supported by scientific proof. 'You know you exist?' asked Chesterton. The young man, evidently of a solipsist turn, replied, 'No. I should say that I have an intuition that I exist.' Chesterton rose with his high-pitched chuckle. 'Cherish it,' he advised. 'Cherish it.'