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Author Topic:   Stephen Jay Gould: The Hedgehog, the Fox, and the Magister’s Pox
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06-11-2015 10:56 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by MrHambre
06-11-2015 9:22 AM


Yeah, I had trouble getting through Consilience. It has some good concepts, particularly the consilence of information from different sources coming together in a way that reinforces each approach ... be it scientific or humanities.

... Gould uses the metaphors of the fox and the hedgehog to describe approaches to human problem-solving. ...

I also participated in some of the Occupy protests, and found their system of working towards consensus rather than majority opinion to be the best take-away. Something our political system could benefit from.

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