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Re: Logic Vs 'Common Sense'/Instinct

From: Alfred Lehmberg <alienview.nul>
Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2011 09:22:04 -0600
Archived: Sat, 05 Mar 2011 11:11:48 -0500
Subject: Re: Logic Vs 'Common Sense'/Instinct 


>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2011 13:38:04 -0000
>Subject: Re: Logic Vs 'Common Sense'/Instinct

>>From: Gerald O'Connell <goc.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2011 11:44:14 +0000
>>Subject: Re: Logic Vs 'Common Sense'/Instinct

>>>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
>>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
>>>Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2011 11:46:46 -0000
>>>Subject: Logic Vs 'Common Sense'/Instinct

>>>Evolved brains use logic, while primitive ones use common
>>>sense/instinct (depending how primitive).

>>Sorry, Ray, but on close inspection this one just doesn't stand
>>up.

>>Commonsense/instinct proceeds on the same if>then basis as your
>>'evolved brain logic'. Human beings have codified these
>>procedures, but that's the only real difference between us and
>>our fellow creatures.

><snip>

>Ha! - Maybe you should've waited a while Gerald. Looks like
>Kathy has just proved my point, with an 'instinctive' but
>illogical reaction:

>http://www.ufoupdateslist.com/2011/mar/m04-001.shtml

>But you should know that already; most politicians and security
>bosses are aware that 'instinctive' but illogical reactions by
>the public can easily be arranged with a few 'big lies' (or a
>UFO flap), usually just before an election - or a war.


All respect, but either/or seems pretty ludicrous where where
one or the other by itself won't appear to get the job done.
Instinct is required where there is no sense, and sense has been
overweening where there is a _dismissal_ of instinct, it seems
to me. Current events and ufological denial show science falling
short as 'cultural panacea' to even bring discredit upon itself
so, instinct, perhaps assisted by an 'anything goes' internet or
sense-web, remains to fill the bill, caulk holes, until
something better comes along.

"Something better" might be a way where Plato and Aristotle
learn to walk _together_, even _dance_, eh? It seems plain to me
that both are required... All science seems to subsidize serious
sociopathy, all instinct? Well, the mob does rise _up_ when
enough is enough; by instinct I think, assisted by the new
global sense web, as current events, events perhaps even
facilitated somehow by prerequisites of science, show.

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