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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

What have you changed your mind about?

Came across an interesting website this week, called Edge. Established in 1988, it is a gathering of thinkers who ponder on things philosophical, scientific and literary. The question they asked for 2008 was the following?


When thinking changes your mind, that's philosophy.
When God changes your mind, that's faith.
When facts change your mind, that's science.

WHAT HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR MIND ABOUT? WHY?


Every day we make decisions based on knowledge we have in our heads. That knowledge is a combination of data we have gathered and the rules we created around them. Too often, we continue making decisions (some very important) without really questioning whether the basis for those decisions are still valid. It's like driving along an old road because you did it yesterday and the day before, even though there is a new freeway beside it. While this may seem absurd, it is often the way we think.

Are the assumptions you made yesterday still valid today? if not, on what basis are you making your decisions today?

2 Comments:

Blogger rashbre said...

the further one travels the less one knows, as George Harrison once said.

6:31 PM  
Blogger The Idea Dude said...

Hi Rashbre, Great quote. Thanks for sharing!
Vern

9:01 PM  

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