We take the summary of How to Avoid a Climate Disaster `The Breakthroughs We Need from Wikipedia as an introductory text. We will conclude with some reflections on his line of thinking.
Detecting Fake News – Think Dive
An overview of approaches to detect Fake News . What if we could flag Fake News on the Internet? Wouldn’t it be a massive teaching machine in orderly discussing topics?
Innovate Thinking Routines on Global Warming and Sustainability
* How does Nature ¨thinks¨? What is the difference with human thinking? Where comes that difference from?* How forces neo-liberal economic behavior that is destructive for humans and nature? * How can we shift from classical Western habits of thinking in entities to thinking in relations between entities?
Global Warming and Inadequate Thinking Models
What if we think as a quantum physicist? What if we introduce distributive justice instead of using Cost-benefit Analysis for decisions??
Coronavirus (9)- Groupthink by the Main Stream Media
Journalism (and politics) hardly seems to do source research, hardly comes up with a rebuttal, and even seems to ignore critically (but serious) sounds. Articles by dissident scientists are collectively refused by the MSM in collective exclusion.
Coronavirus (8) – Groupthink by Experts and Advisory Boards
There are lots of examples of not explored possibilities, omitted information, and neglected statistics by experts. Experts in the Advisory Boards have been canonized. Even the press no longer asks critical questions,
Coronavirus (7) – Groupthink by Governments and Health Authorities
When we proposed in the first blog post about coronavirus that the slow reaction and lax attitude of institutions can partly be explained by the phenomenon of groupthink, we could not imagine that later on groupthink would assume an even more dominant role in tackling the crisis. In the beginning, warnings about an emergent pandemic …
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Mercedes Benz, Bionic Car, Boxfish and Thinking
Be careful not to project human explanatory models on nature´s brilliant solutions!
Who Owns Your Medical Data – 21 Century Challenges
Who owns your medical data? The aim of this series of posts is to sketch possible thinking steps that might help us to get a solution or at least a direction for one of today's urgent issues as identified by Yuval Noah Harari in the book 21 Lessons for the 21st Century (see the blog …
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Cold Cases –
What could we learn from solved cold cases? What has caused that the case is solved after years of investigations without results? What were the reasons that a solution was waiting for discovery, but never did? Solved cold cases are illustrative for how we think wrongly. In September 1961, 25-year-old Lucy Johnson, mother of one, …
Patterns in Medicine
We came across a booklet that could be a good example for the kind of studies by the envisioned Thinkibility University. At its West Wing, scientists dissect the basic thinking patterns in a scientific discipline. Siddhartha Mukherjee was asking himself: If there is a science of medicine, then science has laws. Physics has laws. Chemistry …
Out of Date Concepts – Thinkibility Nibble
Concepts occur in solid form and are often not questioned. After all, they have proved their worth and value. Concepts as an abstract or generic idea, conceived in the mind, are generalized from particular instances. The more "solid" a concept appears the higher the chances are that the concept was conceived in the …
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What Kind of Thinking Situation Is This?
When we deliberately think about something, it is very important to have a precisely defined focus. What should be the outcome of the thinking? If we know what outcome we want, then it is not that difficult anymore to know what thinking steps to do.To get a good focus, it is helpful to ask for ourselves …
I Am a Depressive Character – You’re Absolutely Right
This post is about patterns or logical bubbles in psycho therapy. As we will see there are some parallels with lateral thinking. There are several reasons why a person attends psychotherapy. Someone may attend psychotherapy because she is suffering because she thinks herself into a situation she doesn't want to be in. She visits a psychotherapist to …
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Creative Data Collection
Data collection is the process of gathering and measuring variables of interest, in an established systematic fashion that enables you to answer stated research questions, test hypotheses, and evaluate outcomes. The goal for all data collection is to capture quality evidence that then translates to rich data analysis and allows the building of a convincing and credible …
Thinking Patterns in Science
Some time ago Robert Sheldrake suggested ten dogmas of modern science. In a TEDx presentation he argued that science, by using a rigorous method, has become a belief system that has become the default in the scientific community and this system is based on reductionism and mechanical philosophy. This idea caused an uproar in the scientific …
Sayings and Proverbs as Thinking Patterns – Thinkibility Nibble
Many hands make light work? Some examples of proverbs -something that is said as to be an expression of Truth are: A little knowledge is a dangerous thing A little learning is a dangerous thing A penny saved is a penny earned A picture paints a thousand words A bad beginning makes a bad ending …
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Key Concepts as Optical Filters – Thinkibility Boost
Optical filters are devices that selectively transmit light of different wavelengths. They absorb some wavelengths of light – that is, colors – while transmitting others. Optical filters define what we see and what is left out. Key concepts and filters Key concepts do exactly the same with what we perceive. They strengthen or weaken information, …
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Trust or Trustworthiness? – Thinkibility Boost
Trust or Trustworthiness? When searching for ideas for our forthcoming book about Information & Feelings, a sequel to Positive & Negative in the serie Thinkibility – Thinking about Thinking, Creativity Innovation and Design we stumbled on a broad range of emotions and feelings. If you search this blog on keywords like emotion, feelings and intuition …
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The word thinkibility emerged in a search for a title for this eBook. It then became a way a focusing our search for a part of thinking that we believe is a necessary and more importantly a vital component in a thinking session. The quality of the thinking is vital to ensure that we use …