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Published on Jun 3, 2012
Dr. Wilson -- "the Lenny Bruce of philosophers" (Denver Post) -- argues, in this hilarious and thought-provoking workshop, that the universe is best considered as a Rorshach ink-blot in which every mind creates its own meaning. Lampooning dogmatists of all sorts -- religious, political or scientific -- Dr. Wilson shows that every time we think we have certitude, we stop thinking, and the only way to remain mentally alive is to recognize the profound depths of our own ignorance and uncertainty.
In a mixture of modern psychology and Zen Buddhism, Wilson, author of 'The New Inquisition", shows how the open and tentative mind remains perpetually young and finds rich new meaning in every day, while the dogmatist loses all capacity to enjoy and be surprised by life's endless novelty and unpredictably. "The more you think you know, the less you see and feel." he says. "The more you know you don't know, the more alive you become."
Come share the path of joy through Agnosticism and fun through creative anarchy.
Recorded Saturday, March 5th 1988 at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Paradice Valley, Arizona.