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Undernews is the online report of the Progressive Review, edited by Sam Smith, who covered Washington during all or part of one quarter of America's presidencies and edited alternative journals since 1964. The Review has been on the web since 1995. See main page for full contents

June 25, 2009

WORD

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices - William James

1 Comments:

Anonymous don't believe everything you think said...

It is better to have ideas than beliefs.

Humans are handicapped: we didn't create ourselves, we were given not unlimited but limited intelligence with which to make our way through the great game of life...and people are 'getting it wrong' a lot of the time. This should inform us: it should tell us that since others can be getting it wrong, we can be getting it wrong, too. We are safer and happier having ideas that we keep on re-testing instead of beliefs carved in granite and unquestioned ever after.

June 26, 2009 11:10 AM  

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