Monthly Archives: August 2020

PRETENDING

Believing What You Want to Believe You don’t get anything worth getting by pretending to know things you don’t know, Sam Harris. How many times can a man turn his head, pretending he just doesn’t see? Blowin’ In the Wind, Bob … Continue reading

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DONALD DOESN’T DOUBT

Trump Does Positive Certainty One of Trump’s strengths, grows out of the fact that “people hate ambiguity,” and if there is one thing Trump is not, it’s ambiguous, Bicchieri Cristina. It is obvious that Trump is never uncertain; there is never … Continue reading

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AMBIGUITY AVERSION

And Some Ambiguous Advice Today’s puzzle is to figure out what to do, when we don’t know what to do.  Jamie Holmes in Nonsense, The Power of Not Knowing, 2015.  I believe yesterday’s information anxiety is being replaced by today’s … Continue reading

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INQUIRY

A Search For Information Inquiry is fatal to certainty. Will Durant During the current coronavirus crisis, Donald Trump has answers; Dr. Fauci has questions. Having the answer too soon, as Donald Trump wants, and as Dr. Fauci warns us, is … Continue reading

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DON’T DELETE DOUBT

It Is Genuine Ignorance   Genuine ignorance is profitable because it leads to humility, curiosity and open-mindedness.   John Dewey A lot of people are working on the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI).  Not many people are even discussing Genuine Ignorance (GI). … Continue reading

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