Believing and Doubting Game

(from Peter Elbow)

Believe... Doubt...

--be sympathetic with the opinion

--appreciate why the idea has force for so many people

--listen carefully to the reasons for the opinion

--open up to the possibility of it being true (or act as if it could be true)

--discover/explore as many reasons for believing it as you can

--be judgmental and critical, finding fault with the opinion

--try your best to falsify the opinion

--find flaws in the opinionís logic

-- discover/explore as many  counterexamples and reasons that disprove the opinion as you can