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Random thoughts on the issue of an 'open mind'
They say that minds are like parachutes - they function only when open. Having an open mind means being receptive to new and different ideas or the opinions of others. I am regularly accused of lacking this quality. Most recently, an acupuncturist questioned whether acupuncture-sceptics, and I in particular, have an open mind. Subsequently, an interesting dialogue ensued: ___________________________________________________________ Tom Kennedy on Wednesday 01 August 2018 at 19:27 @Rich It sounds to me as if you are at least partly open-minded, and take a more genuinely scientific approach than most here – i.e. rather than dismissing something with a lot of intriguing evidence behind it (even if much of this evidence is still hotly debated) mainly on the grounds that it 'sounds a bit silly', you understand that it's possible to look at something like acupuncture objectively without being put off by the strange terminology associated with it. I strongly urge you to consult various