How to Criticize with Kindness: Philosopher Daniel Dennett on the Four Steps to Arguing Intelligently By Maria Popova “In disputes upon moral or scientific points,” Arthur Martine counseled in his magnificent 1866 guide to the art of conversation, “let your aim be to come at truth, not to conquer your opponent. So you never shall be at a loss in losing the argument, and gaining a new discovery.” Of course, this isn’t what happens most of the time when we argue, both online and off, but especially when we deploy the artillery of our righteousness from behind the comfortable shield of the keyboard. That form of “criticism” — which is really a menace of reacting rather than responding — is worthy of Mark Twain’s memorable remark that “the critic’s symbol should be the tumble-bug: he deposits his egg in somebody else’s dung, otherwise he could not hatch it.” But it needn’t be this way — there are ways to be critical while remaining charitable, of aiming not to “conquer” but to “come at truth,” not to be right at all costs but to understand and advance the collective understanding.
10 Sentences that Can Change Your Life The power of a sentence is tremendous. A single destructive sentence can ruin somebody’s life, make your day, or change your mood. Fortunately, there are some sentences that can give us power to go on. We have sorted out 10 powerful sentences that can change your life for the better. Mystery as spiral blue light display hovers above Norway By Mail Foreign Service Updated: 15:15 GMT, 10 December 2009 What's blue and white, squiggly and suddenly appears in the sky? If you know the answer, pop it on a postcard and send it to the people of Norway, where this mysterious light display baffled residents yesterday. Speculation was increasing today that the display was the result of an embarrassing failed test launch of a jinxed new Russian missile. The Bulava missile was test-fired from the Dmitry Donskoi submarine in the White Sea early on Wednesday but failed at the third stage, say newspapers in Moscow today.
How To Use Positive Thinking And Subconscious Mind Power To Improve Your Life Dramatically - Part 2 Be specific and add details to describe your goals You need to be quite specific about your expectations and the more details you can come with, the more focused you become. As we said earlier - when you focus on something, you get more of it. It also helps if you are excited about your goal, if you keep dreaming about it.
Powerful Pictures Three sisters pose for photographs taken years apart. A Russian war veteran visits the tank that he fought in which has been preserved as a monument. A child gives a gift to riot police in Bucharest. Retired Police Chief Captain Ray Lewis is arrested at an Occupy Wall Street protest. A monk prays over the body of an elderly stranger who died suddenly while waiting on a train in China. A dog named Leao keeps watch by the the grave of his owner who was killed in a landslide in Rio de Janeiro.
Intellectually-honest and intellectually-dishonest debate tactics – John T. Reed Copyright by John T. Reed This Web site is, in part, a debate between me and others with whom I take various issues. I welcome intellectually-honest debate. 25 Great Quotes to Inspire and Brighten Your Day Here’s a collection of great quotes by some of the most inspirational men and women that ever walked this earth. Hopefully you’ll find them inspirational in some way. If you do like them and find them helpful, check out our similar posts by visiting the links listed below. We have created over 20+ of these galleries, so there is lots more to be seen. Also, be sure to inspire your friends, family and coworkers by sharing some great quotes with them. More popular quotations: – 25 Inspirational Quotes – Great quotes to ponder upon
15 Cool and Useful Kitchen Tools Creative gadgets and inventions designed for people who love to cook. Avocado Cuber Useful tool designed for cutting uniform-sized cubes of avocado. [link] Paper Plane Cheese Grater How To Use Positive Thinking And Subconscious Mind Power To Improve Your Life Dramatically - Part 1 Your subconscious mind is not judging what is good or bad, it assumes you should know the best. It's like a factory worker doing whatever boss is telling him to do without questioning the sense of it. It's barely an organic computer that based on provided input information, produce certain results. You and your conscious mind are responsible for the strategy and making decision. The trouble is that you judge based on facts provided by your unconscious. It takes care of filtering the "useless" data so you can focus on "important" information.