Tag Archives: Context

Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Letter of Columbus to Luis de Sant Angel Announcing His Discovery

“I am a most noteworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely. I have found the sweetest consolation since I made it my whole purpose to enjoy His … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Facts and Critical Thinking Are Fundamental

We must abandon the prevalent belief in the superior wisdom of the ignorant.” – Daniel Boorstin (1914-2004) Although much might be said in the negative with respect to rote thinking, knowledge of facts, historical and otherwise is necessary for placing … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Creativity Is a Transition From One Context To Another

“Most creativity is a transition from one context into another where things are more surprising. There’s an element of surprise, and especially in science, there is often laughter that goes along with the Aha.   Art also has this element. … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A Society Must Be Just and Humane

As a general truth, communities prosper and flourish, or droop and decline, in just the degree that they practise or neglect to practise the primary duties of justice and humanity. The free-labor system conforms to the divine law of equality, … Continue reading

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