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Amily shaw

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Can we think without any presumptions?

Questions arised from one of the conversation and a reminiscence of a old lady who said:"nobody is right but me."

Are we free of personal bias when we think?
how reliable it is for us ourselves to judge if we are free of personal bias or not ?

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  • Feb 25 2013: You can't really know your biases unless you have the ability to think about your own thinking and even then science has discovered that most thought is unconscious, see here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYmi0DLzBdQ

    So most people are not capable of accurately thinking about their own thinking because

    1) It requires sufficient ability
    2) It takes enormous amounts of time, energy, reading, life experience and dedication.

    All of which not many people have.

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