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30-03-2013, 08:46 AM
Greatest asset or greatest downfall?
I'm talking about imagination.

As I see it, imagination is what fills in blank areas in our perception.

Imagination is the basis of science, when we don't know how pieces fit together we imagine the possible connections. We ask: "Is it possible that xx relates to yy this way?" and then we test. Without imagination there would be no advances in science.

But it is also the basis of a lot of faulty beliefs. Once the mind starts looking for things to substantiate the imagined item, imagination also supplies these. For example, when I was a kid I swore I saw the devil in my room at night. I KNEW I saw it. Today, I know that it was the shadow of a tree that stood in front of a street light.

So imagination is both what helps us progress and what holds us back, depending on how it is used.

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30-03-2013, 08:56 AM
RE: Greatest asset or greatest downfall?
Which only goes to demonstrate the reason why there are so many Aspies on TTA.

Imagination is one of the 'triad of impairments' for Aspies.

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30-03-2013, 09:02 AM
RE: Greatest asset or greatest downfall?
Was there a question? Consider

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30-03-2013, 09:07 AM
RE: Greatest asset or greatest downfall?
(30-03-2013 09:02 AM)houseofcantor Wrote:  Was there a question? Consider

Tsk!

Use your imagination.

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30-03-2013, 09:58 AM
RE: Greatest asset or greatest downfall?
Let us imagine how many other things the title query could be applied to...

cognition

sex

opposable thumb

fire

....

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30-03-2013, 10:16 AM
RE: Greatest asset or greatest downfall?
(30-03-2013 09:07 AM)DLJ Wrote:  
(30-03-2013 09:02 AM)houseofcantor Wrote:  Was there a question? Consider

Tsk!

Use your imagination.

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My imagination?

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30-03-2013, 10:40 AM
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(30-03-2013 10:16 AM)houseofcantor Wrote:  
(30-03-2013 09:07 AM)DLJ Wrote:  Tsk!

Use your imagination.

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My imagination?

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Did you draw that?

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30-03-2013, 10:42 AM
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(30-03-2013 09:58 AM)bbeljefe Wrote:  Let us imagine how many other things the title query could be applied to...

cognition

sex

opposable thumb

fire

....

Sex? Really?

Only if fun is an asset to humankind. Beyond that it just causes people to do the stupidest things and the drive is way too strong - see overpopulation.

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30-03-2013, 10:44 AM
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(30-03-2013 10:16 AM)houseofcantor Wrote:  
(30-03-2013 09:07 AM)DLJ Wrote:  Tsk!

Use your imagination.

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My imagination?

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I should have guessed.

Ok, so apply Dom's question to your imagination...

Greatest asset or greatest downfall?

Unsure

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30-03-2013, 10:54 AM
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(30-03-2013 10:40 AM)Dom Wrote:  
(30-03-2013 10:16 AM)houseofcantor Wrote:  My imagination?

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Did you draw that?

I drew bunches of Gwynnies. Heart

(30-03-2013 10:44 AM)DLJ Wrote:  Ok, so apply Dom's question to your imagination...

Greatest asset or greatest downfall?

Unsure

Both. I be dead without my Gwynnies. Big Grin

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