After talking it through, Air Recycling is a stupid idea I couldn’t make something worthwhile out of. My understanding of the environment includes some conflicting ideas and understandings; so I’ll have to work through what I knew and what I just thought I knew on the subject so I won’t make any posts with it as the focus in a while especially since it often isn’t in line with the rest of the content on this page.
I need more post topics. For now, I share something both difficult and easy. I’ve been making a lot of claims, but I assume I know more than I actually do. I don’t always make these mistakes, but it’s better to be aware:
- I apply basic rules as universal constants – Well, this may be true in physics but directly applying the basic rules of physics is practically useless in biochemistry; language is full of exceptions to the rules, and some things I understood to be universal constants were but rules of thumb.
- I believe the things I make up – If it makes sense, I just fly with it. I try not to but the reason many of my recent posts have taken hypothetical forms is that I’ve been doing this too often so I needed a format in which it would be okay.
- I take my ideas as fact – think of something enough and it becomes indistinguishable from knowledge. We don’t store information as separate entities, we don’t have a special little folder for thinking about ideas or working through a problem using what we know; so sometimes when I dwell on my ideas for too long I take them for granted and continue onward.
- I learn from useful lies – Simplifications, metaphors, etc.
- I use and believe my own useful lies – I try to be precise in my speech, but I’m not yet so. I use useful lies to explain and to summarize, and sometimes they aren’t the most accurate. Now, if the person reading it takes the information the lie was meant to communicate and nothing else, it is good, but as soon as I try to build on the lie or explain further I overextend the arguments and create falsehoods.
Because maybe – and sometimes when I go too far into a metaphorical I forget that some of the things I learned by extension are based on an unsure base.
I lost coherency and I don’t want to make too many mistakes; so I’ll end this now and try to be back to form by tomorrow.