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The thinking game

  1. Jan 10, 2008 #1


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    What is it that puts one persons thoughts above another's? please do not quote some thoughts from people that have not been tested beyond reasonable doubt.
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  3. Jan 10, 2008 #2
    "Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change" - Stephen Hawking

    "Science frees us from superstition and dogma and allows us to base our knowledge on evidence […] Reason and the respect for evidence are the source of our progress, our safeguard against fundamentalists and those who profit for obscuring the truth. We live in dangerous times when superstition is on the rise and rational science is under attack." - Richard Dawkins

    So the answer to your question is, from a foundational evidentialist perspective, well, evidence.
  4. Jan 10, 2008 #3


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    What do you mean by "above"? While we're at it, what do you mean by "puts"?
  5. Jan 10, 2008 #4
    Not sure what you mean by that second one. Cannot a football trainer have brilliant thoughts? Leonid Yarosh for instance. He made several absolutely most incredible chess puzzles, known as the "Babson task".

    Details: http://www.xs4all.nl/~timkr/chess/babs.html

    That's beyond a normal mortal ever could think of.
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