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Esteban Trevino

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How to determine ideas worth spreading...

Ted talks center on the notion of 'ideas worth spreading' and this interchange seeks to focus attention on the practice of choosing the ideas to spread, how individuals and groups determine what to share and cultivate and what to eradicate. This also includes the best practices to ensure ideas are sheared and which ideas get spread. I once read that there are more good stories than bad one, yet more of the latter get told and reported. So how to determine and choose ideas worth spreading?

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  • Nov 12 2013: well all arguments must be logically consistent (and that also means being consistent, at least provisionally, with the entire spectrum of the already determined objective world). They should be verifiable through experiment.. and they must have a constructive impact while having limited potential for misuse and negative consequences.
    • Nov 12 2013: Keith,

      Welcome onto the conversation...

      I understand the desire to make all arguments logically consistent and wonder what to do with the logically inconsistent. Note that from within the illogical frame, the logic is consistent (that is consistent with the illogical) and the logical is inconsistent (to the inconsistent frame).

      I like the notion of ensuring a constructive impact while having limited potential for misuse and negative consequences. So how do we achieve that?

      The notion ob being verifiable through experiment or not seems to imply that they should actually work in practice.

      To recapitulate :
      -ensuring a constructive impact
      - ensure the potential misuse remain as potential misuse(limit misuse and negative consequences)
      - Ideas to spread should actually work in practice.

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