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Natural Ideas

The Rationalist Wise Man's truth, ideas, come in two flavors, natural ideas and supernatural ideas.

Natural ideas stem from the generalizations we make about the physical things we observe in sets of related stories. They make no references to the logical cause of, motive behind, judgements about, or the psychological effects of what has been observed.






Rationalist Wise Man's Truth - Ideas

The Forest Metaphor

Ideas are like our view from above the forest. Here the word view is the key.

Natural ideas are like the words we might use to describe this view to a friend, and supernatural ideas are like the technical language we might use to explain what we see to a scientist.

[click on the forest drawing to see the other truths]







Where natural ideas come from










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