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Vexen Crabtree 2015


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Sociology, Theology, Anti-Religion and Exploration: Forcing Humanity Forwards

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Vexen Crabtree 2015

You skeptics, you.

I have some awesome black-hatters on my friends list.

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That a hint you'll be at the London 2600 meet this evening then?

Ha ha, I didn't know there was one on! What a blast from the past! No, I won't be there, I don't think I've got anything to contribute and wouldn't know any of the people...

My hint as to what I was talking about was in the tags I applied to the post: Edward Bono once separated thinking (for group discussions) into 6 "hats"; the 'black hat' was the critical thinking division.

So, I was merely saying, I have a lot of critical friends. Which does, genuinely, make me happy.

First friday of the month, every month. :)
This'll be my second for a long while. Went to last months, then not for over a year before that. It's good to meet new folks and chat. Tippus turned up to the last one but wasn't exactly talkative. Rat's still there, and much the same as usual. Found out a lot of interesting stuff.
If you fancy wandering along, 6.30 to 7.30pm, by the escalators, basement of the Trocadero shopping centre. Then everyone wanders to the Nell of Old Drury pub.

And yeah, it's good to be able to have discussions where you have to defend ideas and descisions. :)

Some what-nows? A quick googling tells me they're the people who make those annoying 'false index' pages crammed with random commercial links and ad-words. They aren't awesome, are they?

I suspect that only Mrs Crabtree would have much of a chance of identifying correctly what I was talking about (sorry about that!)... for the record, I had no idea that a black-hatter might refer to what you just said! I just explaine to Sci (above) what the term meant.

Although Mrs Crabtree appears has forgotten all the psychology she once knew (she has a degree!), E. Bono was anecdotal and informal enough that she might remember the outline of his practical approach to brainstorming.

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Someone who can think criticially and skeptically.

Black Hat for sure, but with bits of Green... certainly using Modus Tollens as a confusing tool on argumentation is fun, althought not very productive intelectually after 3-4 pints, but still fun.

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