Earth, Water, Air, and Fire

"Classical elements" typically refer to the pre-scientific concepts in Ancient Greece, of earth, water, air, fire, and aether, which were proposed to explain the nature and complexity of all matter in terms of simpler substances. The concept of the first four "elements" has, for thousands of years, been the basis of many ideologies, from astrology to homeschooling! And if you were raised … Continue reading Earth, Water, Air, and Fire

Conventional Wisdom

Conventional wisdom is the body of ideas or explanations generally accepted as true by the public or by experts in a field. Such ideas or explanations, though widely held, are unexamined. Unqualified societal discourse preserves the status quo. Or so says Wikipedia. I'm writing about this concept in contrast to the concept of "present truth" … Continue reading Conventional Wisdom