We’re not zombies, but we need your brain

You’re driving on a remote road and approach a bus stop. Three people are waiting: the man/woman of your dreams, an old friend who once saved your life, and an elderly woman who is sick. You have room in your car for only one passenger. What do you do?

What is good science? Is the demand that a theory be falsifiable or observable, without any subtlety, holding science back?

When a race barrier or gender barrier is broken, does it tell us more about the individual or about the society?

Would you rather be a bus driver or a janitor?

Are silent majorities irrelevant?

When you are in over your head, are you inspired, frustrated, or afraid?

What are the likely consequences of the change in the Starbucks policy on restroom use?

What do you think of Trump as president?

What ideas and questions do you have for someone starting a church?


These are just a few of the questions we’re asking and answering this week.

We’re also discussing how smartphones hijack our minds and how faith and courage go together (with inspiration from a true story about defeating Hitler).

We’re being reminded to think before voting in primary elections and treated to interesting factoids about the leaning Tower of Pisa and thought-provoking quotes by Oscar Wilde and comedian Steven Wright.

“Last year I went fishing with Salvador Dali. He was using a dotted line. He caught every other fish.” (Steven Wright)

We’re also getting creative, writing poems about cheese, playing The New Yorker cartoon caption game, and inventing bad ice cream flavors and weird names for racehorses.

where is this happening?

This is just a snapshot of what is going on exclusively at The Thinkery Network, an online community of thinkers that is just waiting for you to jump in. If you want to be challenged to think about new things and in new ways and have your brain teased and your mind blown, join us. If you have questions to pose and thoughts to share, join us.

Every time someone joins The Thinkery Network, it becomes a better place. No one else on earth has the same combination of interests, experiences, perspectives, and knowledge as you. Don’t make us beg, but we kinda need you and your unique brain. So, go ahead: Make our day by joining us for free. We can’t wait to hear your opinions about Trump and Starbucks and read your poem about Havarti!

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