http://twentytwowords.com/2011/03/1...e-if-youre-having-a-rational-discussion/

There's this flowchart on "having a discussion". The first part had me stumped. "can you envision anything that will change your mind on this topic".

How can you change something that's never in a fixed position? I was told talking to me was like watching twenty ping pong games going on at once. I've settled down since then. But why or how would I have to change my mind if I'm not stuck in a belief to start with.

Well. I don't have a belief about if gifted babies are alert or ND babies aren't alert. I've got a lot of ideas. I read that human babies are unique because if you rustle leaves near a baby deer he'll startle, but you can run a chainsaw next to a baby human and they'll continue nursing, as long as the mother doesn't act startled.
Of course that's not always true. Like I said, I don't have beliefs. I have thoughts. So I don't know how to have a conversation if I can't change my mind if it was never made up to start with.

Speaking of babies.. I hope mine's finally going to bed. Her molar started breaking through and gave her two nights of pukey fevers. Now it's taking a break, but she's got her days & nights mixed up. There's more to come since they didn't break all the way through. I've been dreading this.


Youth lives by personality, age lives by calculation. -- Aristotle on a calendar