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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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Zep Tepi 357 loveritas 07-Mar-13 11:01
Re: Zep Tepi 203 Poster Boy 08-Mar-13 15:17
Re: Zep Tepi 218 loveritas 08-Mar-13 20:31
Mostly offline next couple of days 222 Thomas Brophy 08-Mar-13 23:57
Re: Mostly offline next couple of days 186 loveritas 09-Mar-13 00:34
Re:the waves of which dashed in powerless fury against its base. 219 Thunderbird 10-Mar-13 20:18
Nice To See You're Back 241 loveritas 12-Mar-13 04:22
Re: Nice To See You're Back 230 Thomas Brophy 16-Mar-13 04:52
GHMB 'Decorum' and Other Issues 201 Dr. Lew Graham 16-Mar-13 14:03
Re: GHMB 'Decorum' and Other Issues 223 Thomas Brophy 16-Mar-13 20:18
High on Ego 195 loveritas 16-Mar-13 21:59
and self righteous arrogance 232 Sirius7237 16-Mar-13 22:18
Re: GHMB 'Decorum' and Other Issues 240 Bobajot 17-Mar-13 02:15
Re: GHMB 'Decorum' and Other Issues 211 Aine 17-Mar-13 22:04
Relying Upon One's Discernment 261 Dr. Lew Graham 18-Mar-13 01:35
Re: Relying Upon One's Discernment 733 cladking 18-Mar-13 20:58
Atrophy of Discernment 244 Dr. Lew Graham 18-Mar-13 21:34
Re: Atrophy of Discernment 258 cladking 18-Mar-13 21:59
A Miracle? 239 Dr. Lew Graham 18-Mar-13 23:42
Accidently hit "quote" instead of post and failed to correct 244 cladking 19-Mar-13 00:20
Miracles? 211 Dr. Lew Graham 19-Mar-13 00:30
Re: A Miracle? 150 Poster Boy 19-Mar-13 00:47
Typo 238 Dr. Lew Graham 19-Mar-13 01:00
Sarcasm? 218 Sirius7237 19-Mar-13 03:04
More Hypocrisy 223 loveritas 19-Mar-13 05:32
Re: Typo 199 Poster Boy 19-Mar-13 03:26
yes, maybe thinking is not ultimate ground of being 198 Thomas Brophy 18-Mar-13 23:03
Re: yes, maybe thinking is not ultimate ground of being 231 cladking 19-Mar-13 02:16
I addressed your question on Zep Tepi, no? 202 Thomas Brophy 18-Mar-13 04:41
Re: I addressed your question on Zep Tepi, no? 222 loveritas 18-Mar-13 06:07
Re: I addressed your question on Zep Tepi, no? 282 Thomas Brophy 18-Mar-13 22:30
Re: I addressed your question on Zep Tepi, no? 263 loveritas 18-Mar-13 22:38
I'll Rephrase the Question 238 loveritas 19-Mar-13 20:42
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 233 Aine 19-Mar-13 21:37
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 226 loveritas 20-Mar-13 11:54
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 235 Thomas Brophy 20-Mar-13 17:47
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 237 Thunderbird 20-Mar-13 18:29
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 217 loveritas 20-Mar-13 21:33
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 219 Spiros 20-Mar-13 22:13
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 242 Laird Scranton 21-Mar-13 16:50
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 266 Spiros 21-Mar-13 19:16
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 257 Audrey 24-Mar-13 04:25
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 214 Thomas Brophy 24-Mar-13 06:10
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 190 loveritas 24-Mar-13 06:54
Starry Night Pro calculation still not clarified 259 Thomas Brophy 29-Mar-13 22:02
Re: Starry Night Pro calculation still not clarified 239 loveritas 30-Mar-13 02:05
Re: What if?...... 205 Thunderbird 30-Mar-13 20:56
Re: What if?...... 214 loveritas 30-Mar-13 23:55
Re: Zawiyet el-Aryan meridian observation shaft/Water clock 406 Thunderbird 31-Mar-13 03:37
Re: Zawiyet el-Aryan meridian observation shaft/Water clock 230 loveritas 31-Mar-13 07:56
Bond of Heaven and Earth 378 loveritas 01-Apr-13 01:25
Djed-raising ropes? 236 Thomas Brophy 01-Apr-13 01:40
Re: Djed-raising ropes? 240 loveritas 01-Apr-13 05:18
Re: Djed-raising ropes? 228 Thomas Brophy 01-Apr-13 06:47
Re: Djed-raising ropes? 240 loveritas 01-Apr-13 06:58
Re: Djed-raising ropes? 228 Thomas Brophy 01-Apr-13 07:05
Re: Djed-raising ropes? 215 loveritas 01-Apr-13 07:11
Re: Djed-raising ropes? 239 Thomas Brophy 01-Apr-13 07:24
Re: Ability....and transitions of time. 226 Thunderbird 01-Apr-13 23:19
Re: Ability....and transitions of time. 208 loveritas 01-Apr-13 23:53
Re: King and Queen Ascending/Descending 274 Thunderbird 02-Apr-13 20:07
Re: King and Queen Ascending/Descending 204 loveritas 02-Apr-13 22:37
Re: Bond of Heaven and Earth 249 Thunderbird 01-Apr-13 03:55
Some basics... 241 Thomas Brophy 31-Mar-13 00:16
Re: Starry Night Pro calculation still not clarified 244 Spiros 30-Mar-13 06:30
Help ask Starry Night 227 Thomas Brophy 31-Mar-13 00:58
Re: Help ask Starry Night 278 Spiros 31-Mar-13 17:58
Starry Night Pro 'fesses up to precession calculation errors 674 Thomas Brophy 02-Apr-13 19:29
Re: Starry Night Pro 'fesses up to precession calculation errors 289 Spiros 02-Apr-13 20:59
Re: Starry Night Pro 'fesses up to precession calculation errors 216 Thomas Brophy 02-Apr-13 21:22
Starry Night Pro precession calculation fix delayed 276 Thomas Brophy 10-May-13 22:39
Re: Starry Night Pro precession calculation fix delayed 241 loveritas 11-May-13 01:22
Re: Starry Night Pro precession calculation fix delayed 234 Spiros 13-May-13 22:10
What is your culminating declination? 223 Thomas Brophy 13-May-13 22:49
Re: What is your culminating declination? 219 Spiros 13-May-13 23:27
Re: What is your culminating declination? 239 Thomas Brophy 14-May-13 00:13
Re: What is your culminating declination? 188 Spiros 19-May-13 01:31
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 299 Thomas Brophy 21-Mar-13 04:20
Einstein Not Necessary 212 loveritas 21-Mar-13 06:37
Memory & Einstein 218 loveritas 24-Mar-13 23:10
Re: Memory & Einstein 240 Thomas Brophy 24-Mar-13 23:43
Re: Zep Tepi 215 Eddie Larry 14-May-13 03:45
Re: Zep Tepi 218 Sirfiroth 15-May-13 02:15
Re: Zep Tepi 198 Eddie Larry 15-May-13 03:02


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