I hope that I am generous and tolerant, but certainly on the intellectual side I think that there are discoverable truths, and some things that are closer approximations to the truth than others.
That is to say, nature’s laws are causal; they reveal themselves by comparison and difference, and they operate at every multivariate space/time point.
A curious consequence is that I have become a minor celebrity.
The speculative part of my work is that these particular cognitive tasks – ways of thinking analytically – are tied to nature’s laws.
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My idea here is that, inasmuch as certain cognitive tasks and principles are tied to nature’s laws, these tasks and principles are indifferent to language, culture, gender, or the particular mode of information that is provided.
What gets left out is the narrative between the bullets, which would tell us who’s going to do what and how we’re going to achieve the generic goals on the list.
What this means is that we shouldn’t abbreviate the truth but rather get a new method of presentation.
The point of the essay is to change things.
A practical part of my teaching is to provide demonstrative, hands-on experiences.