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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 242 Poster Boy 08-Mar-13 15:17
Re: Zep Tepi 242 loveritas 08-Mar-13 20:31
Mostly offline next couple of days 277 Thomas Brophy 08-Mar-13 23:57
Re: Mostly offline next couple of days 221 loveritas 09-Mar-13 00:34
Re:the waves of which dashed in powerless fury against its base. 255 Thunderbird 10-Mar-13 20:18
Nice To See You're Back 272 loveritas 12-Mar-13 04:22
Re: Nice To See You're Back 255 Thomas Brophy 16-Mar-13 04:52
GHMB 'Decorum' and Other Issues 247 Dr. Lew Graham 16-Mar-13 14:03
Re: GHMB 'Decorum' and Other Issues 251 Thomas Brophy 16-Mar-13 20:18
High on Ego 222 loveritas 16-Mar-13 21:59
and self righteous arrogance 257 Sirius7237 16-Mar-13 22:18
Re: GHMB 'Decorum' and Other Issues 267 Bobajot 17-Mar-13 02:15
Re: GHMB 'Decorum' and Other Issues 253 Aine 17-Mar-13 22:04
Relying Upon One's Discernment 299 Dr. Lew Graham 18-Mar-13 01:35
Re: Relying Upon One's Discernment 766 cladking 18-Mar-13 20:58
Atrophy of Discernment 294 Dr. Lew Graham 18-Mar-13 21:34
Re: Atrophy of Discernment 289 cladking 18-Mar-13 21:59
A Miracle? 276 Dr. Lew Graham 18-Mar-13 23:42
Accidently hit "quote" instead of post and failed to correct 274 cladking 19-Mar-13 00:20
Miracles? 238 Dr. Lew Graham 19-Mar-13 00:30
Re: A Miracle? 172 Poster Boy 19-Mar-13 00:47
Typo 275 Dr. Lew Graham 19-Mar-13 01:00
Sarcasm? 246 Sirius7237 19-Mar-13 03:04
More Hypocrisy 250 loveritas 19-Mar-13 05:32
Re: Typo 229 Poster Boy 19-Mar-13 03:26
yes, maybe thinking is not ultimate ground of being 232 Thomas Brophy 18-Mar-13 23:03
Re: yes, maybe thinking is not ultimate ground of being 256 cladking 19-Mar-13 02:16
I addressed your question on Zep Tepi, no? 244 Thomas Brophy 18-Mar-13 04:41
Re: I addressed your question on Zep Tepi, no? 262 loveritas 18-Mar-13 06:07
Re: I addressed your question on Zep Tepi, no? 311 Thomas Brophy 18-Mar-13 22:30
Re: I addressed your question on Zep Tepi, no? 289 loveritas 18-Mar-13 22:38
I'll Rephrase the Question 266 loveritas 19-Mar-13 20:42
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 261 Aine 19-Mar-13 21:37
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 259 loveritas 20-Mar-13 11:54
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 266 Thomas Brophy 20-Mar-13 17:47
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 276 Thunderbird 20-Mar-13 18:29
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 259 loveritas 20-Mar-13 21:33
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 253 Spiros 20-Mar-13 22:13
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 289 Laird Scranton 21-Mar-13 16:50
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 293 Spiros 21-Mar-13 19:16
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 282 Audrey 24-Mar-13 04:25
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 254 Thomas Brophy 24-Mar-13 06:10
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 214 loveritas 24-Mar-13 06:54
Starry Night Pro calculation still not clarified 295 Thomas Brophy 29-Mar-13 22:02
Re: Starry Night Pro calculation still not clarified 270 loveritas 30-Mar-13 02:05
Re: What if?...... 234 Thunderbird 30-Mar-13 20:56
Re: What if?...... 237 loveritas 30-Mar-13 23:55
Re: Zawiyet el-Aryan meridian observation shaft/Water clock 460 Thunderbird 31-Mar-13 03:37
Re: Zawiyet el-Aryan meridian observation shaft/Water clock 261 loveritas 31-Mar-13 07:56
Bond of Heaven and Earth 404 loveritas 01-Apr-13 01:25
Djed-raising ropes? 264 Thomas Brophy 01-Apr-13 01:40
Re: Djed-raising ropes? 277 loveritas 01-Apr-13 05:18
Re: Djed-raising ropes? 251 Thomas Brophy 01-Apr-13 06:47
Re: Djed-raising ropes? 279 loveritas 01-Apr-13 06:58
Re: Djed-raising ropes? 258 Thomas Brophy 01-Apr-13 07:05
Re: Djed-raising ropes? 246 loveritas 01-Apr-13 07:11
Re: Djed-raising ropes? 269 Thomas Brophy 01-Apr-13 07:24
Re: Ability....and transitions of time. 263 Thunderbird 01-Apr-13 23:19
Re: Ability....and transitions of time. 236 loveritas 01-Apr-13 23:53
Re: King and Queen Ascending/Descending 319 Thunderbird 02-Apr-13 20:07
Re: King and Queen Ascending/Descending 231 loveritas 02-Apr-13 22:37
Re: Bond of Heaven and Earth 282 Thunderbird 01-Apr-13 03:55
Some basics... 274 Thomas Brophy 31-Mar-13 00:16
Re: Starry Night Pro calculation still not clarified 274 Spiros 30-Mar-13 06:30
Help ask Starry Night 254 Thomas Brophy 31-Mar-13 00:58
Re: Help ask Starry Night 325 Spiros 31-Mar-13 17:58
Starry Night Pro 'fesses up to precession calculation errors 756 Thomas Brophy 02-Apr-13 19:29
Re: Starry Night Pro 'fesses up to precession calculation errors 312 Spiros 02-Apr-13 20:59
Re: Starry Night Pro 'fesses up to precession calculation errors 250 Thomas Brophy 02-Apr-13 21:22
Starry Night Pro precession calculation fix delayed 316 Thomas Brophy 10-May-13 22:39
Re: Starry Night Pro precession calculation fix delayed 279 loveritas 11-May-13 01:22
Re: Starry Night Pro precession calculation fix delayed 262 Spiros 13-May-13 22:10
What is your culminating declination? 257 Thomas Brophy 13-May-13 22:49
Re: What is your culminating declination? 241 Spiros 13-May-13 23:27
Re: What is your culminating declination? 263 Thomas Brophy 14-May-13 00:13
Re: What is your culminating declination? 207 Spiros 19-May-13 01:31
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 341 Thomas Brophy 21-Mar-13 04:20
Einstein Not Necessary 242 loveritas 21-Mar-13 06:37
Memory & Einstein 246 loveritas 24-Mar-13 23:10
Re: Memory & Einstein 278 Thomas Brophy 24-Mar-13 23:43
Re: Zep Tepi 251 Eddie Larry 14-May-13 03:45
Re: Zep Tepi 261 Sirfiroth 15-May-13 02:15
Re: Zep Tepi 225 Eddie Larry 15-May-13 03:02


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