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3 years ago  ::  May 03, 2012 - 7:24PM #81
Buggsy
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May 3, 2012 -- 6:34PM, LittleLes wrote:


Yes. Presenting evidence takes more time and thought.



Then take more time and thought!

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3 years ago  ::  May 03, 2012 - 11:26PM #82
cherubino
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So much depends on expectation.

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3 years ago  ::  May 04, 2012 - 8:09AM #83
LittleLes
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May 3, 2012 -- 3:22PM, Buggsy wrote:


Fiction writing is great, you can make up almost anything




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Yes. Perhaps that is why you find it so easy to do.Wink

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3 years ago  ::  May 04, 2012 - 12:32PM #84
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I've been ranting ad nauseam that religion is a right brain thing; math and business a left brain activity. Nothing kills religion like analytical thinking. Thank you, Aristotle.

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3 years ago  ::  May 04, 2012 - 1:21PM #85
cherubino
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I just tell people I'm a living relic, and they never quite know whether to laugh or build me a shrine.

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3 years ago  ::  May 04, 2012 - 1:24PM #86
LittleLes
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May 4, 2012 -- 12:32PM, quondamonachus wrote:


I've been ranting ad nauseam that religion is a right brain thing; math and business a left brain activity. Nothing kills religion like analytical thinking. Thank you, Aristotle.




Or a rational evaluation of the evidence.Wink

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3 years ago  ::  May 04, 2012 - 4:54PM #87
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May 4, 2012 -- 12:32PM, quondamonachus wrote:


I've been ranting ad nauseam that religion is a right brain thing; math and business a left brain activity. Nothing kills religion like analytical thinking. Thank you, Aristotle.




I think modern philosophers have shown that analytical thinking can kill anything.  Even analytical thinking, scientific truth being just as socially constructed as religious truth. 


Thank you, Derrida.

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They make the world easier and more enjoyable. They boost productivity and provide entertainment and information and sometimes even status. At least for a while. At least until they are obsolete. At least until they are garbage.

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3 years ago  ::  May 04, 2012 - 5:19PM #88
LittleLes
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May 4, 2012 -- 4:54PM, SeraphimR wrote:


May 4, 2012 -- 12:32PM, quondamonachus wrote:


I've been ranting ad nauseam that religion is a right brain thing; math and business a left brain activity. Nothing kills religion like analytical thinking. Thank you, Aristotle.




I think modern philosophers have shown that analytical thinking can kill anything.  Even analytical thinking, scientific truth being just as socially constructed as religious truth. 


Thank you, Derrida.




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That would all depend on the quality of the thinking, wouldn't you say?Wink

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3 years ago  ::  May 04, 2012 - 7:38PM #89
Buggsy
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May 4, 2012 -- 4:54PM, SeraphimR wrote:


I think modern philosophers have shown that analytical thinking can kill anything.  Even analytical thinking, scientific truth being just as socially constructed as religious truth. 


Thank you, Derrida.



I totally agree.  Nod to Derrida as well

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3 years ago  ::  May 04, 2012 - 8:53PM #90
newsjunkie
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Somebody tells me I gotta belong to, be obedient to the church i was baptized in, or I burn in hell for all eternity, hmmm I wonder if that can be right....


analytical thinking kills that notion, you betcha.

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