Category: Thinking in Daily Life

Thinking in Daily Life takes many skills and we hone some of the many skills we share.

Kinds of Words

In poetry I was stymied when asked to string together long sentences. Recently I came across the idea of dividing words up by meaning function. Now I see a dimensionality to writing that I can use. Example sentence: You, a citizen, six feet tall and owner of this book, are at home, at this moment,…

Deduction and Induction

Deduction is the normal operating mode of the left side of the brain using logic on facts. Induction is the normal operating mode of the right side of the brain using pattern-matching on incomplete information. Normal humans have both operating modes and the results of induction can be used with the results of deduction and…

Coming Climate Crisis?

Coming Climate Crisis? by Claire Parkinson. Subtitle – Consider the Past, Beware the Big Fix It’s nice to read a reasoned, solid reflection of the history of Earth’s climate and the present concerns about climate change. Parkinson has 30+ years of research in ice drifts, satellite image analysis, and the like. And she has taken…

Subjectivity or Objectivity

Subjectivity or objectivity: It drives me crazy that people think they must choose only one. Actually both have a role. When you talk about past events you can speak of objectivity. When you speak of explanations and future projections, then you are entering the realm of subjectivity. What did the US win in Iraq? That’s…