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“Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own.”
Mistakes are opportunities for learning and for creating something truly new.
And the trick for making good mistakes is not trying to hide them. Be honest with yourself and really know...
It's a mode of argumentation or a form of argument in which a proposition is disproven by following its implications logically to an absurd conclusion.
Take an assertion and see if you ...
The main idea: Don't fabricate a complicated theory when you have a simpler one that handles a phenomenon just as well.
It describes the process in which inconvenient facts are whisked under the rug by intellectually dishonest champions of one theory or another.
It stands for “jumping out of the system.”It can be applied to science, philosophy, and arts.
Being creative is not about searching for something new, but about making the novelty...
Often the world “surely” is as good as a blinking light in locating a weak point in the argument.
Because it marks the very edge of what the author is actually sure about and hopes rea...
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