Sunday, June 20, 2010

Stcky Ideas

For those that still don't know what I was prattling on about with the "models" post a few months ago, here is a great quote from Gordon that pretty well sums it up:

The problem is that our ideas are sticky: Once we produce a theory, we are not likely to change our minds… When you develop your opinions on the basis of weak evidence you will have difficulty interpreting subsequent information that contradicts these opinions, even if this new information is obviously more accurate… Remember that we treat ideas like possessions and it (is) hard for us to part with them.”

Frater R.O. recently underwent a major shift in thinking in his attitude towards goeta and towards energy work. I think he would be the first to admit that it was hard to do so. I give him a lot of kudos for it.  I have met a lot of other magicians, even good ones, who are too determined to make the data fit the model to ever unstick themselves from their theory.

No comments: