Re: Theos-World Abstract thinking
Nov 07, 2000 07:32 AM
by Eugene Carpenter
The statement is in the form of a generalization. No statement as to
whether any particular individual can or can not think abstractlt can be
made with certainty.
Probably most, if not all non-human animals can not think abstractly.
Probably most human's that are not far removed from that of the non-human
animal kingdom cannot think abstractly.
Probably most emotionally polarized people who think
practically(concretely), minimally, can not think abstractly.
Probably many people who think mainly concretely cannot think abstractly.
Probably a few people who think very well concretely and practically can not
As to a specific statement as to which one can't think abstractly. I can't
say for sure.
Can one say that every human being can think abstractly? I ask you.
At one time during my conscious developmental history I couldn't think
abstractly. When I almost killed myself by drinking a half gallon of Mogan
David wine and a six pack of Country Club Malt Liqueur, age 16, at that
time, I couldn't think abstractly.
It would be wonderful if every human being can think abstractly. Then the
question would be why don't they? They don't seem to. Maybe I'm wrong. I
would love to be wrong. That would be interesting to me to.
From: "Bart Lidofsky" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, November 06, 2000 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: Theos-World Abstract thinking
> > Eugene Carpenter wrote:
> > There are those who can think abstractly and there are those who can
> > not.
> Can you give me an example of someone who cannot?
> Bart Lidofsky
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