“But outside of these it is probably of more advantage to the animal to have his mind filled with pleasing and encouraging visions, independently of their truth; and thus, upon unpractical subjects, natural selection might occasion a fallacious tendency of thought.”
You guys are all wrong, I have the best taste in music therefore, you guys should listen to what I'm listening to
According to philosopher Charles Pierce "The method of authority in which truth is established through a trusted source such as God, tradition, or public sanction.
So what I'm trying to say here is that I'm the best source, because you all trust me, and I listen to the most amount of music, which makes me more credible, therefore making me right.
In this quote Pierce is saying how it’s a good thing to have your mind filled with good thoughts and things you believe in therefore if I believe that I’m right than maybe that’s the truth.