Footprints in the Windsm # 1431–Reflection is a higher order

Footprints in the Windsm # 1431

This animal became human the wise not when we knew—all animals know something—rather when we reflected on what we knew.

We invented knowing to the second power, knowing squared. We became capable of knowing and creating not just physical objects but mental ones.

Such reflection is of a higher and different order from learning the observable physical world and the facts given by another. That is the reason we need to leave room after lectures and all-nighters for reflection and sleep.

There is a further possibility: knowing cubed, knowing to the third power. I see developing the arena of knowing ourselves collectively, as knowers reflecting on—us.


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