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SKEPTICISM

A Path Toward Critical Thinking  Extreme credulity is a fraternal twin of extreme skepticism. Kurt Anderson  A stimulus for this blog came from the writing of Kurt Anderson. * American devotion to religious and intellectual freedom, over the centuries, morphed … Continue reading

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THE INNER JOURNEY

And Its Subjective Transitions The only journey is the journey within. Rainer Maria Rilke  It is said that life is a journey, not a destination. It could also be said that life is an inner journey with inner transitions along … Continue reading

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Listening Or Telling?  To be wise has changed from being able to answer the questions                                                      to being able to question the answers.   Unknown Children ask questions, adults tell the answers. Which is the best way to learn? Students are taught … Continue reading

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THE COMPLEXITY OF CREATIVITY

Requires Being Capable Of Change If I had to express in one word what makes creative personalities  different from others, it’s complexity. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi The theory of creativity may be like chaos theory — so full of complexity that we … Continue reading

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DONT CONFUSE ME WITH DATA

I Can’t Make Up My Mind Knowing More And Understanding Less In The Age Of Big Data                                           Michael Lynch The … Continue reading

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THE ELEPHANT AND THE RIDER

A Metaphor To Live By The mind is a wild elephant. The Buddha Yes I apparently like elephant metaphors. So here are more elephant metaphors for your learning or at least enjoyment. In his 2006 book The Happiness Hypothesis, Jonathan … Continue reading

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SEEKING MEANING

My Meaning-Making Perspective And we see how we have come from seeking meaning to finding meaning in the seeking.  Daniel Boorstin Have you ever asked: What is the meaning of my life? Have you ever had discussions about this with … Continue reading

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