So Where Is Everybody? – Thinkibility Nibble

The ability to come up with a lot of alternatives is an important Thinkibility skill, reflecting “mobility” in thinking. As all skills, they have to be trained and maintained by exercises. Recently we came across a funny, but existential exercise. Since the 1950s, scientists have argued the idea that “habitable zones” around stars are the …

Ways Concepts Are Camouflaged – Thinkibility Boost

Thinking with concepts is very powerful, as we earlier showed in the post Conceptual Thinking. Conceptual Thinking is the ability to identify patterns or links between seemingly unrelated issues. This in contrast to concrete thinking – that is a style of thinking in which the individual sees each situation as unique and is unable to generalize from …

The East Wing of the Thinkibility University

We believe there should be an university that is solely dedicated to the in-depth exploration of “thinking”. Earlier we wrote about the faculties that are housed in the West Wing. At the West Wing, scientists and students dissect the basic thinking patterns in a scientific discipline. The people working there are not trained as philosophers, but will use systematic …

The West Wing of the Thinkibility University

The West Wing of the Thinkibility University – our exciting recent project – is dedicated to thinking patterns in sciences. At the West Wing, scientists dissect the basic thinking patterns in a scientific discipline. Although philosophers of science will work there, the research agenda will not be philosophy of science – roughly this discipline is …

Marketing Strategies for Beggars – Thinkibility Nibble

There are roughly three strategies to help beggars – those who are for some reason find themselves jobless and have to collect money on the streets. One approach is to take away the most pressing discomfort and distress by providing them with food, a shower, and shelter during the night. Another approach is to provide …