As President J. Reuben Clark, Jr. once said:
"If we have truth, it cannot be harmed by investigation. If we have not truth, it ought to be harmed...a [truth seeker] must get at facts, he must consider motives---he must tear off the mask and lay bare the countenance, however hideous. The frightful skeleton of truth must always be exposed...[he] must make every conclusion pass the fiery ordeal of pitiless reason. If their conclusions cannot stand this test, they are false."