This post is a bit hard hat. Bound to stir – some – people up ^_^
Question: Is there a difference in how men and women think?
One thing I notice about how guys seem to think. They just love theory and they are (in their own heads) most always right. They love theory sooo much, that, once they have one, it is like a pair of rose tinted spectacles. They have a hard time seeing the real world any more on account of their belief getting in the way.
This is a follow on from my comments about Marxists and Marxism in James’ post about Critical Theory (Yayy! I did a link!). where I said that the big mistake Marxism makes is to assume society is static and the things they observed were the normal “base state” What they observed was a single snapshot in of a dynamic system. So it is like it is built on sand.
I compared anyone who messes with things on that basis to monkeys playing with the works of a clock. Mistaking the map for the territory and theory for fact.
I would put “Climate” in that same “too complicated and not nearly under stood” box… and climate theory in there in the “who knows?” box. And this is just the pretend scientific stuff. There is all that stuff you have to take on pure faith on top.
So how does this have anything to do with male/female thought? Well my theory ^_^, based on observation in the field ^_^, is that that way of thinking is a trap that way more guys fall into than girls.
Mistaking the map for the territory.
Oh and I know lots of both males – and – females just don’t think and just accept stuff they are told. Who Knows, maybe females are more likely to do that because they are less dominant?
I think females are not strong on questioning, because even when they can easily see something is nonsense they go along knowing it makes a guy feel better not to have it questioned, and unless it directly influences their lives let sleeping dogs lie.
I also think guys like to build castles in the air while girls are more grounded in every day practicality. I am sometimes totally amazed the arguments goys come up with, like lace you can see thru.
I think guys make the theory and being right like part of their manhood or something. Or like you said something bad about their family. I just don’t think girls react like that.
So, I am saying I think the ones who play with complicated clockwork because they only – think – they know what they are doing, the ones who don’t see the world for the theory are mostly guys. What do – you – think?