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Re: [ba-ohs-talk] Fixed ideas and polarization

"Garold (Gary) L. Johnson" wrote:    (01)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Jones
> >... in reality the best we can (or ought) do is
> wobble towards the most harmless 'non-solution'
> glj -- I was not suggesting that we do nothing, far from it. I do not think
> that we can aim at anything better than the "most harmless 'non-solution'".
> What I do propose, however, is that we study the nature of the problems
> whose solution we hope to facilitate, and to use that analysis to affect the
> nature of the tools we build.    (02)

Yes. I think that is a really good point. It's part of the "social component"
that Doug talks about. And you're right. The tendency towards polarizartion
is a real obstacle to progress.    (03)

I also liked the material Jack referred to, that pointed to the need for "my
exposition (conversation) as well as issue-based investigation., and the need
to link back and forth between the two. I'm not sure exactly how that plays
out in a KR system, just yet, but I'm thinking about it...    (04)