I need to amend, slightly, my post dated Nov 28, 2012 7:50 PM (which is pasted for reference below my signature):
I may have given the impression in my above-noted post that it is impossible to change the state of an individual's 'intellectual honesty'.
That impression needs some modification: It is, I suspect, EXTREMELY difficult to change the 'state of one's intellectual honesty' through learning - but I believe it should be possible to do this by application of the 'One Page Management System' (OPMS). Unfortunately, I have no test cases that I can readily use to illustrate this claim; Mark Twain's dictum - "The best reason for telling the truth is that you don't have to remember ANYTHING" (words to that effect) - may be a powerful incentive to enable and enforce honesty upon oneself.
[It is also EXTREMELY difficult to get over the habit of 'smoking' - but I believe it is possible to do this. Unfortunately, I have no OPMS test cases to illustrate this possibility, either. I myself did manage to give up smoking a couple of decades ago - but I must confess that it was unfortunately NOT through OPMS that I succeeded in doing this!]
GSC My post dated Nov 28, 2012 7:50 PM > Peter Duveen posted Nov 28, 2012 6:44 PM: > > What are "basics" that one should go back to? There > > are differing opinions about that. I would like to > > say that intellectual honesty is one of the basics > we > > need to move toward. Also, we might look toward the > > demilitarization of our schools, and the exiling of > > DARPA and highpowered military recruitment, unless > we > > explain to the students exactly what is going on, > and > > the dangers of entering the military, such as > exiting > > with a much higher than average suicidal > tendencies, > > etc. > > > Indeed you're entirely right, in my opinion. If > intellectual honesty is there, practically every > other trait or characteristic can be acquired through > learning. If it isn't, very little can be developed/ > changed. > > GSC