Thinkers on Thinking and its Pitfalls

  • Research from the University of Chicago concluded that if you drink enough alcohol to be under the influence but not legally drunk (approximately .075) (2.5 drinks if you weigh 100 lbs. or 6 drinks if you weigh 240 lbs.) you will be more able to solve creative problems.  Psychology Today April 4, 2012

 

  • “Everyday thinking leads to very poor decisions.  We understand things by making them true in our minds.  By imagining them to be true.  And then if it doesn’t work we conclude that they are not true.”  Daniel Kahneman (Nobel Prize laureate)

 

  • “The truth nowadays is not what is, but what others can be convinced of.”  Michel de Montaigne (1550 ish)

 

  • “According to a study published (… in 2012…), people at their least alert time of day – think of a night person early in the morning – performed far better on various creative puzzles, sometimes improving their success rate by 50%.”  Jonah Lehrer (Author:  Imagine: How Creativity Works – you won’t be able to find this book any more….(FYI Jonah Lehrer has  been discredited for making up “history” for Bob Dylan’s creativity in his book “Imagine” and other fabrications.  However the above assertion is supported by other research and anecdotal accounts.)
  • PLUS I THINK IT’S QUITE CREATIVE TO BE ABLE TO FOOL THE EDITORS OF THE NEW YORKER AND HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT

 

  •  “All the great misjudgments of history have been made by experts.”        Theodore Roszak

 

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