RE: New Ways of Thinking

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Wed Aug 08 2001 - 11:41:43 MDT

J. R. Molloy wrote,
> Perhaps the idea is too simple, and you are trying to read too
> much into it.
> Essentially, my position is that people demonstrate reluctance to actually
> look where evidence can be found. For example, the Pope
> reportedly refused to
> look into Galileo's telescope, saying that whatever he saw in it
> would surely
> be the result of evil influences.

Good explanation, thanks! I think most people do suffer from what you

> Similarly, folks with whom I
> exchange email
> often refuse to try the simple experiment that I've mentioned,
> preferring to
> ignore it or label it according to their preference, then dismiss it.

This experiment is something else I didn't understand. Is this related to
the challenge for liberals to provide aid and comfort to their ideological
enemies? Are they the same experiment?

Harvey Newstrom <> <>

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