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Yes a philosophy thread would be great. I could avoid it then.
PS off to do an inset on critical thinking at a primary school tomorrow. I'm the co-ordinator for the course. See I do care!!!!
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Sharon and Paul.The Great Philosophers of science would be turning in their grave if they read that you are not interested in the many years they spent scribbling down their thoughts and interpretations.
Quote from: Andrew K Fletcher on 13/11/2008 09:39:38 Sharon and Paul.The Great Philosophers of science would be turning in their grave if they read that you are not interested in the many years they spent scribbling down their thoughts and interpretations.Andrew,considering you think most of science is wrong, it is a bit rich of you having a go at me for not liking philosophy. I would like to see a philosophy and religion section, but only if we had the option to view those posts.I find the idiots that post such topics here drive me to the bottle, they have no true idea what they are on about and just post to annoy people, something I would never do!I would also like the option (tick box) to make members and their posts visable or not, i would then not have to read the crap posted by persons with A as an initial.
Negative Thinking is NOT Critical ThinkingNegative thinking often displays itself in ad hominem attacks. Often a forum has one or more individuals who have grown to think of themselves as the local ‘shaman’; these individuals try all kinds of ways to reject others who they fear will take away some of their ‘power’, so they use all forms of negative attacks to reject that new person. I have seen instances of individuals who are very anti-intellectual devise means for rejecting any form of ideas that appear to be intellectual. Ideologues are always fighting against other ideologues and they use every means to reject non-conforming ideas. I see that especially in anti-theism ideologues. I had one instance of an individual rejecting the works of Becker because Becker uses the word "faith", such a word was like the appearance of a snake under the bed. We are indoctrinated in our ideologies and we are constantly fighting either for ours or against another, this leads to various techniques to throw off any invading new ideas. Also I am convinced that our schools and colleges have made people unconsciously fearful of any serious concepts that have not been introduced to them by a teacher. Self-learning is unconsciously an alien concept.
Interesting, will ponder. The university of life certainly has it's place. In the words of Oscar Wilde "It is sad to know, but the most important things in life to learn, cannot be taught" Or something like that.