Sunday, October 19, 2003



"Thinking is neither coerced nor coercive,"... "It is exploratory, suggestive; it does not prove anything, or finally arrive anywhere. Thus, to say people are 'thoughtful' or 'thought-provoking' suggests that they are open-minded, reflective, challenging - more likely to question than to assert, inclined to listen to many sides, capable of making distinctions that hold differences in play rather than dividing in order to exclude, and desirous of persuading others rather than reducing them to silence by refuting them."

Excerpted from Rethinking Thinking, an excellent overview of actual thinking, as opposed to, say, getting your thoughts en bloc from the media. Which includes a few loud blogs I can think of.

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