Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Stuff on Nonsense.

The New York Times ran an article recently that examined how nonsense sharpens the intellect. In many ways, this is the sort of thing zen philosophy has endorsed for quite a while, especially when using koans and other paradoxical riddles and anecdotes in the practice of meditation.
The urge to find a coherent pattern makes it more likely that the brain will find one.
All in all, interesting reading, and it's been a part of my methodology for quite some time. But it's reassuring to see I've been on the right track. Most of the time.

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