Socrates was a Greek philosopher who lived from 469 BC to 399 BC. He uttered this during his trial for undermining state religion and corrupting young people. Along with this he also said, "... things about which you hear me talking and examining myself and others is the greatest good to man..." In these statements he is both defending his philosophical inquires as being for the good of mankind and saying that he would rather die than stop. He was eventually found guilty and put to death.
Socrates paid the ultimate price for his commitment to philosophical inquiry and reasoning.
Today you are more likely to suffer if you don't commit to a lifetime of inquiry, reasoning, and critical thinking.
We are surrounded by so many voices pouring out of limitless channels that we need to be able to differentiate between those that are founded on knowledge and those that are founded on ignorance.
And, as we add our voice to the din we need to ensure that our arguments are based on examination, reasoning, and knowledge.
This is our goal. To help you become better at examination, reasoning, critical thinking, decision making, problem solving, and research.