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Two Thoughts (29 October - 4 November)
Sunday, 29 October
Two thoughts from Judith Rich Harris
"Someone who thinks up a new theory is the last person who should be trusted with the job of testing it."
"If you want to know the truth about the emperor’s clothes, don’t ask the tailors."
Monday, 30 October
Two thoughts from Jaak Panksepp
“When scientific conversations cease, then dogma rather than knowledge begins to rule the day.”
“The propensity to play is situated in very ancient regions of the brain. Rats that have had their neocortex removed still engage in normal play.”
Tuesday, 31 October
Two thoughts from Thornton Wilder
"Where there is an unknowable, there is a promise."
“Imprisonment of the body is bitter; imprisonment of the mind is worse.”
Wednesday, 1 November
Two thoughts from Rachel Joyce
"If we can't accept what we don't know, there really is no hope."
"But it never ceases to amaze me how difficult the things that are supposed to be instinctive really are."
Thursday, 2 November
Two thoughts from Jill Taylor
"My favorite definition of fear is: False Expectations Appearing Real."
“I’m an advocate for whole brain thinking. I’m not an advocate for the right brain or the left brain.”
Friday, 3 November
Two thoughts from Herbert Spencer
"The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools."
"The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future."
Saturday, 4 November
Two thoughts from George Henry Lewes
"Character is built out of circumstances. From exactly the same materials, one man builds palaces, while another builds hovels."
"No man ever made a great discovery without the exercise of the imagination."
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