By William Markiewicz
(As other short items may follow, I've decided to group them together.)
Reflections on Consciousness (4/24)
Reasoning, Credo, Intuition
People live either by knowledge/reasoning, credo or intuition. Credo is acquired from culture, family, schools of thought. Knowledge is acquired through experience. Intuition would be what you spontaneously find within yourself. Where logic - experience may fail, credo offers an easier, more comfortable pathway in life; you do what you're conditioned to believe. Intuition is more risky. There is no answer to the question, which path is better. Usually in life and death situations, where logic fails, you prefer the credo, the wisdom offered by your society. While your traditional mind holds you to the pathway of logic or credo, your curiosity may be attentive to the winds of intuition which come who knows where from, and when. If the credo is wisdom brought to you by teachers and logic is wisdom brought by life experience, intuition is the breath of life itself. There is no answer to the question, “which ways are better?” Animals go by instinct; humans have a choice between credo and reasoning. As for animal instinct and human intuition, they remain terra incognita.
Busy Schedule (4/17)
As we know, the accusations against Iraq were false. Than why should we believe the current allegations against Iran? Let's imagine a schedule: Accusations against Iran serve to divert attention from the situation in Iraq. Then the accusations against Pakistan will serve to divert attention from Iran. Then the accusations against China will serve to divert attention from the situation in Pakistan. Then the accusations against Russia will serve to divert attention from China. And then? The planet will either be destroyed or "liberated"; perhaps both.