I lay it down a…

I lay it down as a position which cannot be controverted. First, that the agreement of all the parts of a story does not prove that story to be true, because the parts may agree and the whole may be false; secondly, that the disagreement of the parts of a story proves that the whole cannot be true. —Thomas Paine “Age of Reason”

Now that is some hard-core skepticism! lol

What does everyone think? Can that statement be controverted?

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