Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Seriously, I thought that was metaphorical

biblical misinterpretations

Responsible Thinking Principles:

  • Seek as accurate an understanding of reality as possible, guarding against false beliefs.
  • Question the claims of authorities and widely held beliefs.
  • Do not become polarized or emotionally attached to any viewpoint.
  • Subjective judgments may seem to be based on our own experience but may in fact be based on what we have been told or on our expectations.
  • Always judge a course of action in comparison to its alternatives.
  • Base opinions on measurements wherever possible.
  • Use calculations rather than intuitive judgments when very large or very small quantities are involved.
  • Vague claims are usually worthless.
  • Never form a strong opinion after hearing only one side of a controversy.
  • A person can be highly intelligent, sane, and honest and still be totally wrong.
  • Correlation does not imply causation.
  • Beware of shortcuts to the truth.
  • Anarchists propose that through responsible thinking, humans need not form government or devise mechanisms, to enforce laws or mandates, other than self & mutual respect and responsible thinking. Reality has always proved them wrong. Yet I suspect, many of us still believe the world can be a much better place simply by thinking things through, and thinking responsibly.

    This is why I ask myself how humanity would become if there were a global increase in foresight, or the general IQ relative to current levels.


    Anonymous said...

    Totalmente de acuerdo contigo...y sobre todo:
    "A person can be highly intelligent, sane, and honest and still be totally wrong." tu eres el mejor ejemplo, jijiji

    Rodolfo Hansen said...


    Jenin said... comments!

    Rodolfo Hansen said...

    como asi?
    eres anarquista o no o que?


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