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Maui Surfer commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post Critical Thinking
"Kosh- Amy's right. If the Clinton's didn't prove it who did or ever will? I'm still stuck firmly in between the LESSER of two evils, and man is one lesser and one a HORRIBLE MONSTROSITY."
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Ron Powell commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post Critical Thinking
""Some have no other way of communicating than by criticism." The sad thing is that those who engage in communication by criticism actually believe that they are adding or making a contribution to the discourse..."
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koshersalaami commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post Critical Thinking
"“Those lobbyists really spread some money around turning the Rethug party into a complete joke, albeit a very, very dangerous one.” If Amy reads this, she’s going to say that the same is true of the Democrats. There’s an…"
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Maui Surfer commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post Critical Thinking
"I keep an old image of the little kid me wearing my I Like Ike button on the bureau. Just reminds me of a different era, one before the Southern Strategy when you knew who was in the KKK and who was a pretender, when you believed a REAL HERO when he…"
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koshersalaami commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post Critical Thinking
"I used to have this fight a lot more on Open Salon than on Our Salon. There I dealt with people who loved to play offense but would never defend an alternative. Without a better choice, their criticism was useless, because decisions about acting are…"
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Tom Cordle commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post Critical Thinking
""I can't begin to imagine Eisenhower's stress levels on the night before the landings." On the night before, Ike composed a letter taking full responsibility/blame for the failure of the Normandy invasion. Contrast that with…"
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Tom Cordle commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post Confucius
"Confucius say man who ignores his own experience and clings instead to the words of a philosopher demeans both."
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Tom Cordle liked Rob Wittmann's blog post Confucius
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Ben Sen commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post Critical Thinking
"You see what you're talking about right here with bloggers.  Some have no other way of communicating than by criticism.  And with many more it's pure bullying.  I ask them:  what is it you have to Add, rather than…"
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koshersalaami commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post Confucius
"Who is one’s responsibility to and how much? Important question. "
Feb 6
Anna Herrington commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post Confucius
"Along with a couple completely different other books I'm reading, I currently keep open and so am sporadically re-reading, Meditations, Marcus Aurelius's collected writings.... I'd been focused on it more this past week as I find his…"
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Anna Herrington liked Rob Wittmann's blog post Confucius
Feb 6
Tom Cordle commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post Adam Smith, Free Trade and China
"I once test-drove one of those first little Hondas; it had a 600 cc motorcycle engine and was chain-driven – that's right, chain-driven! Anyone interested in an expose of what happened to American manufacturing is directed to David…"
Feb 5
Maui Surfer commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post Adam Smith, Free Trade and China
"American Politics is the South's REVENGE for the Civil War ... b. buckley, so argue with him conservative dipshits. China has ruled the majority of Earth's commerce for three thousand years (and I'm part Chinese!) We had a one century…"
Feb 4
Ron Powell commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post Who were the Saxons?
"I find the use of the etymology re the term "Saxon" and "Franc" quite intriguing. The fact that these groups were identified by the name of their preferred weaponry is fascinating... So perhaps you'll ponder this: There…"
Feb 4
Boanerges commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post Who were the Saxons?
"You are 100 per cent correct about so-called racial "purity" -- it's codswallop, to use another good English expletive. Those people give me heartburn -- or worse. My own lineage is English, French, Scots, and Irish, with perhaps a…"
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Critical Thinking

Posted on February 13, 2018 at 12:07pm 7 Comments

I notice that our educational system promotes critical thinking and critical inquiry, but that this can have negative side-effects among intellectuals, professionals and the like.

People focus so much on eviscerating other people's ideas, proposals, and personalities, that they spend insufficient time praising others and their creations/contributions. 

There's always going to be drawbacks with any idea or proposal. And no policy will be perfect. And if you spend your time…

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Confucius

Posted on February 6, 2018 at 11:08am 3 Comments

I am currently reading the Analects, by Confucius, along with selected commentaries from scholars, written over the past 2,000 years.

I find Confucius to be a highly practical philosopher and many of his precepts (and the voluminous discussions and debates over these precepts) to be very useful.

One of the things Confucius discusses is the importance of individuals regulating and controlling their impulses, as well as their mouths. He said its far more important for somebody to…

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Who were the Saxons?

Posted on February 2, 2018 at 4:30pm 13 Comments

Sometime back, I took an Ancestry.com DNA test, which said that my genetics were 62% similar to modern-day inhabitants of Great Britain, and 32% similar to those from Greece and Italy. Due to the fact that 3/4 of my family tree was of German extraction, I found this to be somewhat puzzling.

I contacted a geneticist I knew (a friend of my wife's) and he said this was normal for certain groups of people of German descent who take the ancestry.com genetic tests, due to the great genetic…

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Adam Smith, Free Trade and China

Posted on January 26, 2018 at 9:00am 11 Comments

For the past 20 years, I've heard Republican, free-trade, free-market hacks talk endlessly about Adam Smith and global economics. They've been big on talking about how countries should specialize in 'what they do best' in much the same way that different departments in a factory specialize in different tasks, and how these efficiencies maximize production. I had one Republican teacher who told me that this doctrine would mean that some countries should focus on cars, others on airplanes,…

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