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    Thinking "outside the box" is overrated.

    What if the truth isn't outside the box but inside the box? Every time I where this shirt somebody asks me about it, it's a great way to strike up a conversation! Pick up this thought provoking and conversation starting TOL exclusive t-shirt at the TOL store today. The "THINK" t-shirt comes in a variety of colors, sizes and styles. (some examples are below)

    THINK - Inside the box.
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    • #3
      Hmmm.... I only have the short sleeve shirt. I really like the long sleeve and especially since cooler weather is coming on, looks like I'm going to have to have one of those.
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      • #4
        I have to say, thinking inside the box is indeed underrated; it's my opinion that the 'box', as it were, should just be ignored, because thoughts within 'the box' can be just as deep as those without. Just as much insight can be gained from looking very deeply into previous thoughts, possibly coming up with 'new thoughts' in the process, than trying to be different and taking up a position contrary to the conventional. Indeed, I think that to an extent, rebellion (of a particular, predefined kind) is actually now encouraged by the media so much that it is paradoxically a form of conformism. As I say, I find it's best just to ignore the idea of a box at all, and measure your thoughts by your own standards, your own intellectual compass, regardless of whether it's unconventional or not.

        Sorry to go on this huge tangent in a disucssion about T-shirts; I'm in a verbose mood.

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        • #5
          Clever.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by MrRadish View Post
            I have to say, thinking inside the box is indeed underrated; it's my opinion that the 'box', as it were, should just be ignored, because thoughts within 'the box' can be just as deep as those without. Just as much insight can be gained from looking very deeply into previous thoughts, possibly coming up with 'new thoughts' in the process, than trying to be different and taking up a position contrary to the conventional. Indeed, I think that to an extent, rebellion (of a particular, predefined kind) is actually now encouraged by the media so much that it is paradoxically a form of conformism. As I say, I find it's best just to ignore the idea of a box at all, and measure your thoughts by your own standards, your own intellectual compass, regardless of whether it's unconventional or not.

            Sorry to go on this huge tangent in a disucssion about T-shirts; I'm in a verbose mood.
            I rather enjoyed your post. Thank you!
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Knight View Post
              I rather enjoyed your post. Thank you!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Knight View Post
                "Every time I where this shirt..."
                Where?

                Inside or outside the box?
                "The truly wise talk little about religion, and are not given to taking sides on doctrinal issues...
                They have no time, they say, for that kind of thing.
                They have enough to do in trying to faithfully practice what is beyond dispute."

                -- George MacDonald

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                • #9
                  I liked you're post too, Radish. It's nice to have an intellectual in the circle, but your notion is contradictory. Truth can't be within because truth is universal. Otherwise, you're just going around in circles from one person to another, whether he likes molesting children or prefers Coke.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by cujo View Post
                    I liked you're post too, Radish. It's nice to have an intellectual in the circle, but your notion is contradictory. Truth can't be within because truth is universal. Otherwise, you're just going around in circles from one person to another, whether he likes molesting children or prefers Coke.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by cujo View Post
                      I liked you're post too, Radish. It's nice to have an intellectual in the circle, but your notion is contradictory. Truth can't be within because truth is universal. Otherwise, you're just going around in circles from one person to another, whether he likes molesting children or prefers Coke.
                      Assuming that one is an objectivist! Which, admittedly, most people here are.

                      But the thing is, we presmably have not discovered the entire truth yet, otherwise we would be God, as we know everything. If we do not know the whole truth (and therefore that means that such truths that we supposedly do know might be partial and thus misleading), how can we be certain of the existence of universal truth (something that must be verified as truth in itself)?

                      But the original point I was making was that new thoughts/truths can be uncovered by the examination of existing ones and combining them with new ponderings/other, externally-discovered truths...

                      Sorry for the long time to respond! And welcome to TOL [shakes hand]

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by MrRadish View Post

                        But the thing is, we presmably have not discovered the entire truth yet, otherwise we would be God, as we know everything. If we do not know the whole truth (and therefore that means that such truths that we supposedly do know might be partial and thus misleading), how can we be certain of the existence of universal truth (something that must be verified as truth in itself)?

                        [shakes hand]

                        Do we have to be God in order to know that it's true that molesting and raping a child is wrong?
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Poly View Post
                          Do we have to be God in order to know that it's true that molesting and raping a child is wrong?
                          To truly know, yes. Obviously we can think that's it's wrong, be convinced of the opinion it's wrong, have incredibly good reasons to back up the idea it's wrong, and act on the fairly safe assumption it's wrong, but in my opinion we don't actually know it's wrong without being omniscient.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Knight View Post

                            Thinking "outside the box" is overrated.

                            What if the truth isn't outside the box but inside the box? Every time I where this shirt somebody asks me about it, it's a great way to strike up a conversation! Pick up this thought provoking and conversation starting TOL exclusive t-shirt at the TOL store today. The "THINK" t-shirt comes in a variety of colors, sizes and styles. (some examples are below)

                            THINK - Inside the box.

                            Got mine!

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                            • #15
                              I think...

                              I think, therefore iMAC!

                              Nice shirt by the way! Very creative. (Maybe a little too complex for the government school folks!)

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