One who intends to leave others better off for his having existed.

12/16/09

Can some believe what isn't or refuse to believe what is?

Not to transmit an experience is to betray it.


 


Elie Wiesel


With the merits of the debate for or against climate change set aside,


 is it plausible that some who believe Earth isn’t warming are subconsciously in denial that their actions may have contributed to the potential extinction of our species, while some who think the world is warming feel culpable and want to rescue their offspring or legacies, as most are apathetic either way?


 


What if what you think isn’t?


 


A myth is a fixed way of looking at the world which cannot be destroyed


because, looked at through the myth


all evidence supports that myth


 


Edward de Bono



Can expectation effect perception?

1 comment:

Brenda Bowers said...

"Can expectation effect perception?" Yes! Expectations ALWAYS affect ones perceptions. However in the case of the Global warming scientist who were leading this campaign their emails certainly prove they knew their data/statistics were wrong.

By the way it is affect not effect. As in: How does black paint affect white paint? The effect black paint has on white paint is to turn it gray. This is a very common mistake but it once caused me to get a B+ on a term paper rather than an A so I tend to remember the difference. BB