Running a bit against type, Johnnie Moore, who is reading Roger Lewis' book Complexity, wonders if our understanding of tough problems might be helped with a few more pointed exchanges. Out of disagreement, progress.
True. His post reminds me of a favorite quote of mine from Tom Evslin, who once, by way of describing how we conceive the world, remarked that "our dreams are hyperlinked." It struck me as an apt description of the kind of intellectual progress we make, which needs a bit of rough and tumble, and which is hardly a linear progression from achievement to achievement. Thank goodness. I'm really not very logical.