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Thinkers’ Corner features theoretical essays on everything from politics to the paranormal, science to religion, crime to love, offering a different way of thinking best described as Rational Holism.

NOT ANSWERS

Questions are intellectual milestones along a journey of discovery. I say ‘questions’, and not ‘answers’, because whilst questions are definite, answers rarely are.

FIRESIDE PHILOSOPHY
Mini-site on patterns specialists miss. Bedfellow to specialization, it offers ideas not truths, ‘cos there’s only one truth – there isn’t one. See Eye On the World for current affairs posts, and World History for how we got here.

QUESTIONS  SCIENCE  MORALITY  REALITY
LOVE  KNOWLEDGE  GRADUATES  ILLNESS
MADNESS  DEATH  RELIGION

All the philosophy in all the world is not worth the spilling of a drop of blood.
Tony’s Micropedie

In all my years of research, answers have been elusive. Indeed, I’m satisfied that what we class as an ‘answer’ is really the latest definition of how we see ourselves as being, rather than a reality. This is so for a specific reason. We always answer a question within a paradigm.

LINEAR OR CYCLIC?

Questions mainly come in two forms – ‘how’ and ‘why’. ‘How’ questions are based within a scientific methodology, whilst ‘why’ questions tend to be of a religious or spiritual nature. Prior to Monotheism, most questions seem to be about ‘why’. This was because intellect was locked in a cyclical mindset based around nature.
Most eastern philosophy is still based in this mindset. However, in the idea of the One God, monotheism broke the cycles, instigating a linear mindset where man had to advance, providing a definite beginning and an end.
This would eventually lead to the ‘how’ questions of science. But further to this, with the breaking of the cycles, our mindset moved from nature to society, and thence to the individual.

MATERIALISM

The new paradigm was materialist, atheistic and scientific. Hence, we can see ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions as coming from specific mindsets, with any answers based fundamentally within the attitude. To me, this has proved destructive for knowledge.

TONY’S LIBRARY
Studies to supplement the essays on this site: from conspiracies to true crime; religions to disasters – dozens of cases:

CONSPIRACIES  CULTS  DISASTERS  HISTORY  MILITARY  PEOPLE  PHILOSOPHY  RELIGIONS  SCANDALS  SCIENCE  SOCIO-PSYCHOLOGY  TECH  TRUE CRIME  UNEXPLAINED

In the Unexplained section find UFOs to Atlantis, and all elements of the Paranormal.
See also: Tony’s Micropedie

Such questions should not be polarities – should not lead to conflict – but should form a duality of knowledge – distinctly different, yes, but in intellectual balance. The day we realize the importance of this duality of knowledge, then knowledge may be just that.

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