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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 165 Poster Boy 08-Mar-13 15:17
Re: Zep Tepi 187 loveritas 08-Mar-13 20:31
Mostly offline next couple of days 188 Thomas Brophy 08-Mar-13 23:57
Re: Mostly offline next couple of days 151 loveritas 09-Mar-13 00:34
Re:the waves of which dashed in powerless fury against its base. 183 Thunderbird 10-Mar-13 20:18
Nice To See You're Back 204 loveritas 12-Mar-13 04:22
Re: Nice To See You're Back 188 Thomas Brophy 16-Mar-13 04:52
GHMB 'Decorum' and Other Issues 167 Dr. Lew Graham 16-Mar-13 14:03
Re: GHMB 'Decorum' and Other Issues 184 Thomas Brophy 16-Mar-13 20:18
High on Ego 162 loveritas 16-Mar-13 21:59
and self righteous arrogance 202 Sirius7237 16-Mar-13 22:18
Re: GHMB 'Decorum' and Other Issues 185 Bobajot 17-Mar-13 02:15
Re: GHMB 'Decorum' and Other Issues 177 Aine 17-Mar-13 22:04
Relying Upon One's Discernment 219 Dr. Lew Graham 18-Mar-13 01:35
Re: Relying Upon One's Discernment 698 cladking 18-Mar-13 20:58
Atrophy of Discernment 198 Dr. Lew Graham 18-Mar-13 21:34
Re: Atrophy of Discernment 221 cladking 18-Mar-13 21:59
A Miracle? 208 Dr. Lew Graham 18-Mar-13 23:42
Accidently hit "quote" instead of post and failed to correct 201 cladking 19-Mar-13 00:20
Miracles? 178 Dr. Lew Graham 19-Mar-13 00:30
Re: A Miracle? 118 Poster Boy 19-Mar-13 00:47
Typo 203 Dr. Lew Graham 19-Mar-13 01:00
Sarcasm? 178 Sirius7237 19-Mar-13 03:04
More Hypocrisy 186 loveritas 19-Mar-13 05:32
Re: Typo 162 Poster Boy 19-Mar-13 03:26
yes, maybe thinking is not ultimate ground of being 164 Thomas Brophy 18-Mar-13 23:03
Re: yes, maybe thinking is not ultimate ground of being 197 cladking 19-Mar-13 02:16
I addressed your question on Zep Tepi, no? 165 Thomas Brophy 18-Mar-13 04:41
Re: I addressed your question on Zep Tepi, no? 191 loveritas 18-Mar-13 06:07
Re: I addressed your question on Zep Tepi, no? 234 Thomas Brophy 18-Mar-13 22:30
Re: I addressed your question on Zep Tepi, no? 204 loveritas 18-Mar-13 22:38
I'll Rephrase the Question 202 loveritas 19-Mar-13 20:42
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 199 Aine 19-Mar-13 21:37
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 193 loveritas 20-Mar-13 11:54
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 198 Thomas Brophy 20-Mar-13 17:47
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 195 Thunderbird 20-Mar-13 18:29
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 179 loveritas 20-Mar-13 21:33
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 182 Spiros 20-Mar-13 22:13
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 206 Laird Scranton 21-Mar-13 16:50
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 222 Spiros 21-Mar-13 19:16
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 198 Audrey 24-Mar-13 04:25
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 178 Thomas Brophy 24-Mar-13 06:10
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 154 loveritas 24-Mar-13 06:54
Starry Night Pro calculation still not clarified 221 Thomas Brophy 29-Mar-13 22:02
Re: Starry Night Pro calculation still not clarified 197 loveritas 30-Mar-13 02:05
Re: What if?...... 165 Thunderbird 30-Mar-13 20:56
Re: What if?...... 182 loveritas 30-Mar-13 23:55
Re: Zawiyet el-Aryan meridian observation shaft/Water clock 324 Thunderbird 31-Mar-13 03:37
Re: Zawiyet el-Aryan meridian observation shaft/Water clock 196 loveritas 31-Mar-13 07:56
Bond of Heaven and Earth 329 loveritas 01-Apr-13 01:25
Djed-raising ropes? 196 Thomas Brophy 01-Apr-13 01:40
Re: Djed-raising ropes? 202 loveritas 01-Apr-13 05:18
Re: Djed-raising ropes? 194 Thomas Brophy 01-Apr-13 06:47
Re: Djed-raising ropes? 200 loveritas 01-Apr-13 06:58
Re: Djed-raising ropes? 196 Thomas Brophy 01-Apr-13 07:05
Re: Djed-raising ropes? 180 loveritas 01-Apr-13 07:11
Re: Djed-raising ropes? 199 Thomas Brophy 01-Apr-13 07:24
Re: Ability....and transitions of time. 192 Thunderbird 01-Apr-13 23:19
Re: Ability....and transitions of time. 171 loveritas 01-Apr-13 23:53
Re: King and Queen Ascending/Descending 238 Thunderbird 02-Apr-13 20:07
Re: King and Queen Ascending/Descending 174 loveritas 02-Apr-13 22:37
Re: Bond of Heaven and Earth 214 Thunderbird 01-Apr-13 03:55
Some basics... 201 Thomas Brophy 31-Mar-13 00:16
Re: Starry Night Pro calculation still not clarified 190 Spiros 30-Mar-13 06:30
Help ask Starry Night 193 Thomas Brophy 31-Mar-13 00:58
Re: Help ask Starry Night 226 Spiros 31-Mar-13 17:58
Starry Night Pro 'fesses up to precession calculation errors 602 Thomas Brophy 02-Apr-13 19:29
Re: Starry Night Pro 'fesses up to precession calculation errors 244 Spiros 02-Apr-13 20:59
Re: Starry Night Pro 'fesses up to precession calculation errors 183 Thomas Brophy 02-Apr-13 21:22
Starry Night Pro precession calculation fix delayed 235 Thomas Brophy 10-May-13 22:39
Re: Starry Night Pro precession calculation fix delayed 207 loveritas 11-May-13 01:22
Re: Starry Night Pro precession calculation fix delayed 197 Spiros 13-May-13 22:10
What is your culminating declination? 189 Thomas Brophy 13-May-13 22:49
Re: What is your culminating declination? 190 Spiros 13-May-13 23:27
Re: What is your culminating declination? 196 Thomas Brophy 14-May-13 00:13
Re: What is your culminating declination? 159 Spiros 19-May-13 01:31
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 247 Thomas Brophy 21-Mar-13 04:20
Einstein Not Necessary 180 loveritas 21-Mar-13 06:37
Memory & Einstein 179 loveritas 24-Mar-13 23:10
Re: Memory & Einstein 197 Thomas Brophy 24-Mar-13 23:43
Re: Zep Tepi 180 Eddie Larry 14-May-13 03:45
Re: Zep Tepi 185 Sirfiroth 15-May-13 02:15
Re: Zep Tepi 167 Eddie Larry 15-May-13 03:02


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