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Thinking. We all do it. Some more than others. This week I’ve got a collection of articles that all relate to ‘thinking’ in some way. A computer that can read your thoughts? Changing the way you think about things, critical thinking and more.
Here’s what I’m reading:
MIT’s new headset reads ‘words in your mind’ … at Tech Crunch. I thought this was a joke, but it is not. Interestingly, the article refuses to use the phrase ‘mind reading’ when that is exactly what this does. What do you think about this? Terrifying or fantastic?
It’s true, the creative brain is wired differently … at Psychology Today. This interesting piece not only looks at how creative brains are different, but presents evidence that may dispel long held beliefs about right brain vs. left brain thinking.
3 reasons why Christians should be evidential investigators instead of experience junkies… at Alisa Childers. If your faith is based primarily on your experiences, you are much more likely to walk away from that faith. The article quotes a former athiest who says,
I’m not a Christian because it ‘works’ for me. I had a life prior to Christianity that seemed to be working just fine, and my life as a Christian hasn’t always been easy. I’m a Christian because it’s true. I’m a Christian because I want to live in a way that reflects the truth. I’m a Christian because my high regard for the truth leaves me no alternative.
Forget about setting goals. Focus on this instead…at James Clear. I love this change of perspective on getting things done and accomplishing what you set your mind to. Systems vs. goals.
Two articles by Dr. Jay Wile that both spotlight the need for critical thinking:
A climate skeptic’s story – You’ll be surprised what caused this student to begin questioning what her university professor was telling her about climate change.
When people don’t believe in God, they will believe anything – Are we living in a computer simulation?
..mathematics wasn’t invented by people. It was discovered by them. It is part of the language in which God wrote His creation. As soon as you reject the existence of a Creator, however, you have to come up with some reason as to why mathematics describes nature so well.
Both of these articles remind me of the great importance of teaching our kids a Biblical worldview to prepare them to think critically when presented with propaganda and lies.
Speaking of thinking…what has been occupying your thoughts recently? Read anything worth sharing?
*A brief disclaimer…I found these particular articles read-worthy. That doesn’t mean that I agree with or advocate everything on the site on which individual posts appear.