Conservatives and Liberals Have Different Brains, Same Mind

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Fine. Interesting. But best not to attach. Maybe the studies are correct and there are brain variences of statistical significance between the two ideologies. But it’s all still just mind. ABC News ran this story about a recent meta-analysis of brain research (from ProCon.org) on Republicans and Democrats – the emerging understanding is that there are some general differences in …

Dialogs With My Teacher #34

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Here’s another installment in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning the Summer of 2009. May you find the exchange interesting and enriching. ___ September 29, 2010 (#35) Student: Is there any knowing that is non-active? Or that’s ever a non-active knowing, or is activity inherent in all-knowledge? Michael: I’ve used the expression …

Dialogs With My Teacher #27

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Here’s another installment in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning the Summer of 2009. May you find the exchange interesting and enriching. September 1, 2010 Student: What is empathy? Michael: An impersonal gift of seeing someone totally. We could also think of it as the opposite of greed. Student: Makes sense. On …

Dialogs With My Teacher #24

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Here’s another installment in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning the Summer of 2009. May you find the exchange interesting and enriching. ____ August 12, 2010 Student: Do you find yourself working to unlearn stuff on this path and, if so, why? For the sake of clarity? Why is an unlearning step …

Dialogs With My Teacher #19

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Here’s another installment in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning in August of 2009. May you find the exchange interesting and enriching. ____ July 15, 2010 Student: If experience isn’t personal (as in, why me? or, why not me?), then why do so many teachers and psychologists say that our thoughts create …