The Other I

May 23, 2012

Unresolved puzzles

Filed under: Psychology, Philosophy & Personal Nonsense — theotheri @ 3:36 pm

There is something about unanswered questions, apparent contradictions, unsolved puzzles in science and philosophy that I find liberating.  I’ve spent a great deal of intellectual energy looking for right answers, and yet the realization that I haven’t got them keeps the cage unlocked.  I can still walk around without the burden of Rules that having the right answers seems to impose on me.

Yes, I have values, I make assumptions, I even have strong convictions.  But there is always that open door to the outside, that knowledge that I haven’t got the whole picture, that I might be wrong, that there’s a whole world out there of which I am a part but which is an almost total mystery.

There are three unresolved apparent contradictions that I find particularly fascinating.  One comes from physics, one comes from psychology, and one arises out of the theory of evolution.

Skip my posts for the next three days if you don’t want to hear any more.  I do realize that not everybody is as fascinated by navel-gazing as I sometimes am.



  1. Looking forward to it. Hopefully I’ll be able to have a run around in my own world view after reading.


    Comment by sanstorm — May 23, 2012 @ 5:16 pm | Reply

  2. would like to cut and paste your blog into mine. really timely and helpful. thanks for your insights and sense of hope karen


    Comment by kateritek — May 24, 2012 @ 7:01 am | Reply

    • It would be an honor to be quoted. Feel free to paste, though I think you might have trouble cutting… T


      Comment by Terry Sissons — May 24, 2012 @ 3:30 pm | Reply

  3. […] Unresolved puzzles […]


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