The Living Force
Buddy said:If you're not feeling attached or identified with the issue and you are recognizing doubts, then you may be in a better position to find answers by simply digging deeper into and applying the knowledge of cognitive science to the issue and just follow the connections to where it all leads. As you just admitted to doing with the cognitive science info, my subjective impression is that you and I have similar tendencies to believe we have 'blinked' the essence of a thing and can then manage a discussion of a complex something all the way to a spot-on resolution.
But that's just an impression and something I'm working on myself.
On a lighter note, and FWIW, I've found Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, by Malcolm Gladwell, and its complement, Think!: Why Crucial Decisions Can't Be Made in the Blink of an Eye, by Michael R. LeGault to be very helpful.
Thanks for your response.
Well, interesting and thinking about it, true but my impression of you is slightly different. Yes, I think you can 'blink' the essence of a thing but I think the way you experience the thing and the way you then explain it to others is very different from how I do. In my view you try and explain a thing in a kind of sci-fi sort of way. Don't really know how to say it better, maybe by using computer software analogy or neuroscience analogy but even in this case, since as you say, you might not have the 'detailed' sort of knowledge required (neuro science wise, not computer wise as I think you might actually work with them) then what you are saying might be what you think rather than what is.
I hope that last bit made sense. It most probably didn't. How would you explain it?
Anyways, with regard to moi, I agree and very astute observation I might add. I am lead by intuition (in the sense I have to feel something out, I have to get vague impressions that can't really be put in words) especially on the forum as in this environment compared to the real world, you can achieve a sort of 'silence' that can sort of allow you to dive inwards. In the real world, other things might come into play through the senses that will shut down the whole process entirely. With regard to the whole thing, I wouldn't say it is because I lack detailed knowledge even though this is true, but rather that is just how I am wired. Lack of detailed knowledge is pretty much true for everyone in nearly everything but that doesn't mean there might not be underlying varying biological tendencies in how we function individually. This intuition is like 'split second' involuntary, I don't sit around and wait, it just happens, I read something and it'll just pop into my head, sometimes without even finishing what I've read. It is like trying to condense words into a feeling. For example, that video, I saw your question and immediately got the impression
"He is interested in my level of knowledge, maybe what he is getting at is, it needs to be very detailed, oh wait, I have seen this before, oh yes, a couple of years back, that scene in that show, yes, yes, I have to find it and show him!!"
Anyways, so working the other way round and actually communicating i.e. trying to de-construct this feeling back into words so that I can communicate with others, then yes, I run into walls as here knowledge is useful and it provides the tools required. Here is where maybe the knowledge will show what you felt was wrong or maybe it was correct or maybe simply, insufficient knowledge to know either way.
So yes, 'blinking' a new term I have learnt but bear in mind as is anything we think we know, the above could be just what I tell myself or fooled myself into thinking.