Links are to other sites
Answers often require new, unexpected ways of "looking."
...but when you "see," you may know something in a pecularly undeniable way.
Sensing: "Chessboard certainty."
Human beings have a large repertory of "seeing" skills.
...and although all are aspects of "intelligence" they may not be related to "IQ."
Seeing: Multidimensional webs of causes and effects
Science sees subtle simplicities.
...but so subtle that those simplicities are seldom seen
Most learning remains: Prescientific misunderstanding
|Puzzles come in a great variety of flavors. Jig-saw puzzles. Word puzzles. Crossword puzzles. Mathematical puzzles. Logic puzzles. Pun puzzles.||Some
solutions are obvious. Some are “obvious.” Some are easy.
Some are un-easy. Some are downright difficult. And some…
...are downright sneaky!
W T F S S M . . .
"Twenty cents," replied the clerk in the hardware store.
"And how much will twelve cost?"
"Okay, I'll take nine hundred and twleve."
"That will be sixty cents."
What was the customer buying
1. 2 + 2 = 4
2. 4 / 1/2 = 2
3. 3 1/5 X 3 1/8 = 10
4. 8 - (-4) = 12
5. -10(6-6) = -10
are the sort puzzle that for 25 years Martin Gardner challenged us with
in the pages of Scientific American. They are fun. But
they also teach. Furthermore, they can develop our ability to see
things we didn’t know existed.
You can see many more fun puzzles that dig deep into our understanding of things we never suspected by going to: Eureka!
(Many of the above puzzles are reached by clicking HERE.
Many things we “know” about science are the false beliefs that someone in the past realized were wrong and corrected. We still “see” the misconceptions that the new discoveries replaced. The new concepts are simple, but they are a little tricky.
of these are correct statements but are persistently misunderstood.
Some are simply wrong. Some aren't even wrong. You can find some
discussion of these matters at Knowledge for Use. HERE.
You can find more details in one of the “secret” sections of that site. ( Look under the door mat of the front door for the key.)
more treasure hunting is found through the (invisible) Diamond Plover Egg
wormhole-link at the front door of this site.
Oregonians for Rationality at
Be sure to look for “The Puzzle Zone.”