To All Readers/Commentators/E-mailers
I wanted to take a bit of time to express my gratitude to everyone who has been following these posts and have taken their time to write comments and e-mails. In the last few weeks the blog has gotten really good comments and I have received a number of private e-mails from very thoughtful people. I was reflecting on these comments this morning and how many of them have prompted me to think more deeply about the issues.
In keeping with the name of the blog, Question Everything, I have so many questions about why the world is the way it is. Occassionally I find some feasible answers and have published my thoughts on these. Inevitably, however, answers generally lead to more questions. And that is what many readers have produced.
My gratitude is based on the fact that these questions, and statements/challenges/etc. keep me thinking and rethinking about the issues. They have helped me clarify some of these ideas and that is "fodder" for future blogs!
My motivation keeps me always asking whether my understanding of how things work is approximating reality closely enough to draw useful conclusions about possible actions. I try very hard not to settle on any one view (everything is always provisional) just because it sounds good at the time. I think it is important to keep an open mind. Your questions and challenges always keep me aware of this fact.
So thank you one and all. I appreciate your presence here (and the e-mails) deeply.