The Dr. Pat Show: Talk Radio to Thrive By!: BlindSpots: 21 Good Reasons to Think Before You Talk with Author Christian de Quincey, Ph.D.

  04/07/2016  10:00 am PDT

Scientists do it. Philosophers, too. So do authors, journalists, and other media gurus. Religious and spiritual teachers do it, and then influence millions of followers to do it. Everyone, it seems, speaks before thinking—communicating in clichés. We all carry these “thought viruses,” infecting almost everyone we come in contact with. If you stop and pay attention, you can probably recognize common cognitive gremlins flowing from your own lips from time to time.

Author Christian de Quincey calls them “blindspots”—ideas we assume make sense, but a few moments’ reflection reveals how absurd they really are. We all have them: gaps or knots in how we view and think about the world—about life, mind, space, time, energy, information, healing, free will, reality, belief, self, relationships, evolution, artificial intelligence, miracles, God . . . science, spirituality, metaphysics . . . or anything else

Blindspots challenges commonly held beliefs and assumptions about topics that matter to us all. This book will make you think in new ways about things you thought you knew. If you ever wondered what it’s like to think outside the box, these pages will show you how. Philosopher de Quincey pulls the box apart and shows you step-by-step how and why everyday ideas often run off the rails. More important: He also shows you how to turn “blindspots” into “brightspots” full of insight, intuition, and illumination.

Episode giveaways: One copy of "Blindspots" will be given away during the show!


Dr. Pat Baccili

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Christian de Quincey Phd

Christian de Quincey, Ph.D., is Professor of Philosophy and Consciousness Studies at John F. Kennedy University and Dean of Consciousness Studies at the University of Philos...

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