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really is only six thousand years old!

...and other Truthieness

Essays for the Impatient

The Meyers-Briggs Challenge
... or Hey baby,what's your sign (2.0)?
Actually, Meyers has some interesting predictive qualities. But like GPS, if you rely on it too much such that you close your eyes to the actual road you're driving... you may be in a bit of trouble.
So says the (E^2)NTJ happily married to an INFJ for 18 years. (Clearly I don't know what I'm doing)
...p.s. Linda and I think healthy people bounce between T and F all the time. It's called Emotional Intelligence

I was a Teenage Flying Psychic Empath
... or as the rock band Boston once put it It's a brand new style but the same old lie.
Again, I've heard a lot of fuzzy thinking on this subject. I've seen it used in a predictive fashion which I would have to say has been "less than successful".
However there is something to it. Again, not an absolute, but perhaps a guideline like other aspects of psychology.
This is a good read. It makes no audacious claims (unlike some I've heard) IMHO.
Feel to Live: The Secret Life of an Empath (Psychology Today)
If autistics have a dimished ability to perceive people and the world around them, then it makes sense that there are those who have a hightened sense. But don't take it too far. I lived thru the "psychic '70s" as a kid and it was stupid. Mood rings still don't work and pet rocks aren't alive.

"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." - Galileo
It is not merely a matter of free will. If there is a God, he mandates that you discover him thru thought, not blind belief. Why else did he give you a brain?

The Bullshit Detector
Many people have an internal bullshit detector. It goes off whenever, say, a politician opens his mouth, or some guy makes an outlandish claim to the girl setting next to him at the bar (or on a dating site).
Unfortunately some otherwise perfectlly intelligent folk seem to lack such a mechanism. Fortunately it is now available as a prosthetic at Frys

"Storm" - Tim Minchin
My skeptic approach is rather humorously summarized by Tim Minchin in his Storm performance. I have the same inner asshole, though I am trying to train it to be better behaved. - Michelle

When it comes right down to it, people Believe simply because they want to

As a wise woman once said: "Don't Guess"
Indeed great minds think alike...
Euclid once said, "There is no royal road to geometry." -- There is no royal road - period.
Now you really DO have control of your destiny.

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