Monday, April 6, 2009

How to Define an Open Mind

"Science promotes and thrives on open-mindedness because the advancement of our understanding about the reality in which we exist depends upon our willingness to accept new ideas."

1 comment:

jrinvictus said...

I would disagree with that. People typically tend to be either extremely open to new ideas, or are unwilling to hear anything at all.

People who are extremely "open minded" will accept any evidence whether it actually be true or not., i.e. conspiracy theory.

Those who are extremely closed minded will be critical of any evidence.

It is very important to have a good balance of both kinds of people as to have checks and balances.