Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering litigator. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Recovering Former Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.


  1. I think “A” is “open-minded critical thinking,” but that’s an awkward phrase. Surely there is a more elegant way to describe that concept.

  2. The bottom axis doesn’t seem like a continuum. How does one travel from sheltered to dogmatic when it comes to trying new things? I’m not sure I could discriminate between these things.Perhaps the 2d scale should be this:Willingness to change mind – Dogmatic to Flighty.Willingness to try new things – Sheltered to Adventurer.Each person gets a score for each metric. This allows for a single data point to plot. The measurement would create four quadrants and the average person would fall in the center of the graph.

  3. I think it means that even if you learn a lot of new things, but at the same time don’t change your mind, that’s what it is to be dogmatic. The new information had no effect.

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