Scientific thinking LO21972
Thu, 24 Jun 1999 07:57:33 EDT

Replying to LO21951

Dear Learners,

In replying to VoxDeis at wrote at the end

>The problem with scientific thinking is that we make it far to easy
>exclusive, something which only scientists have to do. We all have to
>learn how to think scientifically because it is the backbone of
>systems thinking. We will make scientific thinking inclusive by
>emerging from an ordinary organisation into a Learning Organisation.
>Should you observe my concept of "deep" (self- or authentic learning)
>as the meandering loop from emergent learning to digestive learning
>and back, then this observation will help you to uncover a deep
>pattern emerging in all of reality -- Creation as a Learning

I can recall Karl Sagan saying something like, "We are the universe come
to know itself".

This seems a very 'inclusive' state of affairs from which to jouney into a
sea of diversity, whatever the role one chooses to play in life.

One of the most important features for my growing into this learning about
deep creativity as expressed by At de lange and others here, is that the
sheer richness enables sufficient complexity or diversity for me to
discover/perceive pattern and patterns forming.

In this way I can gain a kind of intellectual height on the deep stuff
that, in the absence of which I should be forever knocking at the door of
opportunity-or banging my head against the proverbial wall to an
emergence. I suspect that, rather like Michelangelo when painting the
sistine chapel ceiling- up close to the 'passion and richness' of his own
changing, unfolding and complex vision it was the 'distance' that unified.
What was detail upon detail at sufficient distance unified into a complex
narrational and sublime whole.

I get the image of a free inner space for re-creation, reification? As
Michelangelo himself is reported to have said, "The world is made up of a
multitude of small things, and that is no small thing."

What holds it together?
Learning? Love? Creativity? Choice? Liberty?

Best wishes,

Andrew Campbell


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