There is a mechanism behind sex. A way and process. A purpose. The taboo notion arises from the limited shallow view of it.
Today’s topic is ignorance, but an observation about IQ might help the time issue as relates to this topic. IQ tests are only valid if anyone given sufficient time can answer all the questions correctly. Ignorance works like that. We need that attenuation of our perception, but given time we can become aware of all truth in turn, if we are willing.
In general, it seems someone of an “intellectual” disposition is considered less ignorant than another person. There is no basis for this judgement. Actually to the contrary. Generally, the big world shapers have been very “strange.” Not what most people would consider an intellectual, more like an artist, even if they are a diplomat or some other less concrete form of expression.
Aristotle said the mark of an educated mind is the ability to entertain a thought without accepting it. That is an apt observation. The hallmark of a perceptive person is a broad experience of reflective thought/consciousness.
Actually, that often narrows as one acquires education. Indeed, essentially like I spoke to in the Brains series of posts, we have three faculties of awareness. An analytical facet, a reflective facet, and an autonomous facet. Education gives a lot of energy to the autonomous mind, and we come to use it as a crutch. The autonomous mind is the “animal” mind. It perceives “just enough.” It is emotionally invested in making rapid deductions, but has been put off from its instincts by our “education”, so instead processes half baked intellectual data.
So being smart, quirky and artistic, my plans to take over the world should succeed Pinky? Possibly, but if you would take over the world you can’t ignore the pattern of ignorance, which is what the consensus reality is.
You’re talking about education giving energy to the animal mind? These are classes that lack depth? Oh, they lack attention to dynamics. “Dead” topic explorations.
Classes give people formulas which are the crutches? Memorizing facts? Yes, and the formulas aren’t generally “owned”, thus they straight jacket the mind rather than give it stepping stones. Even the concept of “fact” is specious at best. It would be better to recognize a pattern for wisdom then seeking fossilized “facts.”
I notice people who don’t know how to reason, or people who know how to reason very well, but their minds are closed to new ideas. Indeed, and yes, reasoning is a learned skill.
They still ignore quantum science in some schools. True. Though it’s officially accepted, many mainstream thinkers just omit it from their deductions for their own convenience. I guess they think such oversight justified.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.