John McCreery's Blog – May 2010 Archive (2)

Clarity and Surprises

In a commonsense frame of mind, we are likely to assume that clarity eliminates surprises. If only we can be perfectly clear, what we know will be unimpeachable.* Science teaches a different lesson. Clarity is a framing that exposes gaps in our knowledge, gaps through which surprises appear. We reach a perfectly clear conclusion; then reality…

Added by John McCreery on May 31, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments


Midlife Crisis?

“We were stuck between meanings. Or…

Added by John McCreery on May 10, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments


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