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    Do you agree with this quote?

    Do you agree with the following quote by Aristotle?


    "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."



    I put up an "Other" option, just so people don't whine, but I still don't see why it is needed sometimes.








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    Re: Do you agree with this quote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    Do you agree with the following quote by Aristotle?


    "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."



    I put up an "Other" option, just so people don't whine, but I still don't see why it is needed sometimes.

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    Re: Do you agree with this quote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post

    "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
    100% with one caveat and a modification. A thought/idea may not make any sense to anyone under any circumstance and therefore would be the exception.

    Educated doesn't equate to intelligence.

    "It is the mark of an intelligent mind to be able to entertain and idea or thought without accepting it"
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    Re: Do you agree with this quote?

    I put other. The main reason is that I think the word "mature" would better fit than educated. Of course, it was originally in Greek, so the translation may be iffy.


    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
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    I started as a liberal and was so until 2000.
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    Re: Do you agree with this quote?

    I agree with the quote entirely and conversely, I agree with its logical opposite.

    Credulousness is the mark of an ignorant and uneducated mind.
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    Re: Do you agree with this quote?

    Pssssst. It only makes sense if you are able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
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    Re: Do you agree with this quote?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
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    I started as a liberal and was so until 2000.
    Aww man, then you obviously have some more growing up to do.

    Naw dude, just pulling your leg.


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    Re: Do you agree with this quote?

    It takes education and discipline to examine something without letting it affect you. And by education I don't necessarily mean going to school but people who think for themselves.

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    Re: Do you agree with this quote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinu7 View Post
    -- Of course, it was originally in Greek, so the translation may be iffy --
    One thing I discovered when I worked with a Greek guy some years back is that the language doesn't seem to have changed too much in millenia. I had shown him a picture from an English newspaper of some ancient artifacts with inscriptions on them and he read them off without hesitation.

    Try the same thing with texts written in England even 600 years ago...

    So basically, I think the translation still stands - it's our version of it that may have changed. Not the Greeks' version.

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    Re: Do you agree with this quote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post

    "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
    No. You dont have to be eductated to do that.
    And, the ability to do that doesn't mean you are, or make you, educated.

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    Conservatives are just people who cling to the "beliefs" that have been dictated to them as children.
    Grow up.
    Gotta love the thoughtful, open-mindedness of the left.

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