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Dr. Lew Graham wrote:

> Our world comprises the polar opposites of passivity as well as
> reflexive skepticism.

I used to believe this. Now I see everyone as set in their ways. Some are so certain of everything that has been learned that they automatically assume everything else is wrong. In this world only the specialists on the cutting edge can possibly make even the tiniest discovery. Those who jump on every new thing aren't so much gullible as that they reject what they've been taught so want to fill the void with something, anything. Both are illogical but they are the same side of the same coin.

The real opposite of reflexive skepticism is true skepticism where the individual doesn't accept anything as the final word. Even "I think therefore, I am" is taken as a working hypothesis rather than "Truth" itself.

The bottom line is all of us tend to let others do some of our thinking and some of us have totally lost the ability to think at all due to disuse. This is the cause of most reflexive skepticism. We do a very poor job of self analysis because we understand the terms and ourselves relative other people and on floating scales.



Man fears the pyramid, time fears man.

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Re: Zep Tepi 174 Poster Boy 08-Mar-13 15:17
Re: Zep Tepi 195 loveritas 08-Mar-13 20:31
Mostly offline next couple of days 196 Thomas Brophy 08-Mar-13 23:57
Re: Mostly offline next couple of days 160 loveritas 09-Mar-13 00:34
Re:the waves of which dashed in powerless fury against its base. 192 Thunderbird 10-Mar-13 20:18
Nice To See You're Back 215 loveritas 12-Mar-13 04:22
Re: Nice To See You're Back 199 Thomas Brophy 16-Mar-13 04:52
GHMB 'Decorum' and Other Issues 175 Dr. Lew Graham 16-Mar-13 14:03
Re: GHMB 'Decorum' and Other Issues 195 Thomas Brophy 16-Mar-13 20:18
High on Ego 172 loveritas 16-Mar-13 21:59
and self righteous arrogance 209 Sirius7237 16-Mar-13 22:18
Re: GHMB 'Decorum' and Other Issues 193 Bobajot 17-Mar-13 02:15
Re: GHMB 'Decorum' and Other Issues 186 Aine 17-Mar-13 22:04
Relying Upon One's Discernment 232 Dr. Lew Graham 18-Mar-13 01:35
Re: Relying Upon One's Discernment 706 cladking 18-Mar-13 20:58
Atrophy of Discernment 210 Dr. Lew Graham 18-Mar-13 21:34
Re: Atrophy of Discernment 231 cladking 18-Mar-13 21:59
A Miracle? 215 Dr. Lew Graham 18-Mar-13 23:42
Accidently hit "quote" instead of post and failed to correct 212 cladking 19-Mar-13 00:20
Miracles? 188 Dr. Lew Graham 19-Mar-13 00:30
Re: A Miracle? 126 Poster Boy 19-Mar-13 00:47
Typo 212 Dr. Lew Graham 19-Mar-13 01:00
Sarcasm? 190 Sirius7237 19-Mar-13 03:04
More Hypocrisy 197 loveritas 19-Mar-13 05:32
Re: Typo 171 Poster Boy 19-Mar-13 03:26
yes, maybe thinking is not ultimate ground of being 175 Thomas Brophy 18-Mar-13 23:03
Re: yes, maybe thinking is not ultimate ground of being 207 cladking 19-Mar-13 02:16
I addressed your question on Zep Tepi, no? 174 Thomas Brophy 18-Mar-13 04:41
Re: I addressed your question on Zep Tepi, no? 198 loveritas 18-Mar-13 06:07
Re: I addressed your question on Zep Tepi, no? 245 Thomas Brophy 18-Mar-13 22:30
Re: I addressed your question on Zep Tepi, no? 216 loveritas 18-Mar-13 22:38
I'll Rephrase the Question 211 loveritas 19-Mar-13 20:42
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 207 Aine 19-Mar-13 21:37
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 202 loveritas 20-Mar-13 11:54
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 207 Thomas Brophy 20-Mar-13 17:47
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 206 Thunderbird 20-Mar-13 18:29
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 189 loveritas 20-Mar-13 21:33
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 193 Spiros 20-Mar-13 22:13
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 217 Laird Scranton 21-Mar-13 16:50
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 234 Spiros 21-Mar-13 19:16
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 213 Audrey 24-Mar-13 04:25
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 189 Thomas Brophy 24-Mar-13 06:10
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 162 loveritas 24-Mar-13 06:54
Starry Night Pro calculation still not clarified 231 Thomas Brophy 29-Mar-13 22:02
Re: Starry Night Pro calculation still not clarified 208 loveritas 30-Mar-13 02:05
Re: What if?...... 177 Thunderbird 30-Mar-13 20:56
Re: What if?...... 191 loveritas 30-Mar-13 23:55
Re: Zawiyet el-Aryan meridian observation shaft/Water clock 344 Thunderbird 31-Mar-13 03:37
Re: Zawiyet el-Aryan meridian observation shaft/Water clock 206 loveritas 31-Mar-13 07:56
Bond of Heaven and Earth 344 loveritas 01-Apr-13 01:25
Djed-raising ropes? 207 Thomas Brophy 01-Apr-13 01:40
Re: Djed-raising ropes? 213 loveritas 01-Apr-13 05:18
Re: Djed-raising ropes? 205 Thomas Brophy 01-Apr-13 06:47
Re: Djed-raising ropes? 213 loveritas 01-Apr-13 06:58
Re: Djed-raising ropes? 204 Thomas Brophy 01-Apr-13 07:05
Re: Djed-raising ropes? 188 loveritas 01-Apr-13 07:11
Re: Djed-raising ropes? 211 Thomas Brophy 01-Apr-13 07:24
Re: Ability....and transitions of time. 200 Thunderbird 01-Apr-13 23:19
Re: Ability....and transitions of time. 182 loveritas 01-Apr-13 23:53
Re: King and Queen Ascending/Descending 246 Thunderbird 02-Apr-13 20:07
Re: King and Queen Ascending/Descending 180 loveritas 02-Apr-13 22:37
Re: Bond of Heaven and Earth 223 Thunderbird 01-Apr-13 03:55
Some basics... 211 Thomas Brophy 31-Mar-13 00:16
Re: Starry Night Pro calculation still not clarified 204 Spiros 30-Mar-13 06:30
Help ask Starry Night 203 Thomas Brophy 31-Mar-13 00:58
Re: Help ask Starry Night 241 Spiros 31-Mar-13 17:58
Starry Night Pro 'fesses up to precession calculation errors 624 Thomas Brophy 02-Apr-13 19:29
Re: Starry Night Pro 'fesses up to precession calculation errors 253 Spiros 02-Apr-13 20:59
Re: Starry Night Pro 'fesses up to precession calculation errors 193 Thomas Brophy 02-Apr-13 21:22
Starry Night Pro precession calculation fix delayed 247 Thomas Brophy 10-May-13 22:39
Re: Starry Night Pro precession calculation fix delayed 216 loveritas 11-May-13 01:22
Re: Starry Night Pro precession calculation fix delayed 202 Spiros 13-May-13 22:10
What is your culminating declination? 197 Thomas Brophy 13-May-13 22:49
Re: What is your culminating declination? 198 Spiros 13-May-13 23:27
Re: What is your culminating declination? 206 Thomas Brophy 14-May-13 00:13
Re: What is your culminating declination? 164 Spiros 19-May-13 01:31
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 259 Thomas Brophy 21-Mar-13 04:20
Einstein Not Necessary 188 loveritas 21-Mar-13 06:37
Memory & Einstein 190 loveritas 24-Mar-13 23:10
Re: Memory & Einstein 207 Thomas Brophy 24-Mar-13 23:43
Re: Zep Tepi 189 Eddie Larry 14-May-13 03:45
Re: Zep Tepi 193 Sirfiroth 15-May-13 02:15
Re: Zep Tepi 177 Eddie Larry 15-May-13 03:02


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