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Intentional Obliviousness
Posted 1/15/07

GokuChii wrote:

Too many (difficult) words for a 6-years old kid


WHAT U CAN"T BE SIX !That's weird and very young!R u lying

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Posted 1/16/07
this hilarious people are so foolish. and to be ioblivious is saying pie`s are square but cows like them more LOL!!!
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Posted 1/16/07
Titan, I'm kind of waiting for you to respond
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Posted 1/16/07
It's an interesting idea. But I agree with those who have said that it would mean starting everything over. Chosing to ignore the progress that others have made is like waking up every morning and forgetting everything that had happened the day before so each day is fresh. You would feel like you accomplished a lot every day,but it would really be a very stagnant life. Instead I think we should try to push past the limits that exist. Find new ideas from other people's work!
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Posted 1/16/07
As extreme as it may sound and I worded it, this is actually just hypothetical. It's something I'm experimenting with (I have a sort of anthropologist attitude, so I tend to dive right into things). That and it applies more to more existential matters like philosophy and art, as opposed to science. I actually agree with most of you guys. I just thought it'd be an interesting idea to try out. In general I think controversial and extreme things deserve some more exploration, given most people's way of backing off from them. Though that's not to say I'm one that does it for shock-sake either.

I'm not going to make any attempt at defending this. I was mainly just curious what people thought. I don't even necessarily agree with my own idea. Not polarly so anyways. Hence again, I'm not going to bother to defend it. Just consider this an experiment of mine. I'm looking to temporarily sink into this idea and build on it (regardless of if I think it's good or not) just for experimentation/fun sake.
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Posted 1/16/07
Got it.
Thank you for creating this topic, I enjoyed it very much.
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Posted 1/16/07
This is the first time I’ve read everybody's post and I love what I am reading. Thanks Az for a great post.
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Posted 1/16/07
I liked Az's post much as well, so hope you forgive me for talking negatively about parts of it. >_>

Az's informed vs. indoctrinated distinction is good, but I think he goes too far on informed. I think you go more into into the appraisal of information. Being informed simply means you are aware and have knowledge on the topic. What else is there? One is either informed or ignorant. Just saying he or she is informed or not is too general for my liking as well, one must be informed about something. Say they are well informed or poorly informed about a topic is a better way to put this same idea.

Another point though is not losing sight of the big picture. I think this is imporatant as well, but how to do this?

Oh and I think your freethinking would fall under what is commonly called freethought, but if you'd like to call your personal philosophy freethinking, go ahead I suppose.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freethought

Couldn't the concern TiTanTHPS has about losing thinking for oneself simply be remedied by knowing one's limitations (in order to reserve judgment) and critical thinking?
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Posted 1/16/07
Couldn't the concern TiTanTHPS has about losing thinking for oneself simply be remedied by knowing one's limitations (in order to reserve judgment) and critical thinking?

I think so.
Posted 1/16/07
When I'm about to actually learn something I must have a basic idea for myself first.

I look at this in many ways.

It's like walking out your door, entering the world with a idea of what you might do that day but instead you do something else that never came to mind at all.

There's a book I would like to read called " The Devil's Advocate", I read the back of the book so, I now have an "Idea" about the book, then I might want to get someone else's opinion about it but I will never know untill "I" read it.

I'm gonna be completely honest, I'm not sure if I know what you mean exactly but now, some one else is going to post and I'll have a stronger thought of what you mean.



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