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  1. Very interesting article. There is not really any reason why holistic thinking should allow contradiction. Allowing contradiction is actually a denial of holistic thinking. If two parts of the whole cannot be accepted without contradiction, then the ideas must be handled separately, and to accept such contradictions as truth means that the whole has not been property understood. There can be no contradiction in reality.

  2. Holding contradictory ideas in your head at the same time is one hallmark of high level creative thinking ability. Reality is complex, so that which appears to be contradictory may not actually be so. It takes a lot of brainpower to work such things out. Interesting post.

  3. George, Yes. But, holding seemingly contradictory views to integrate them into a more coherent worldview is not the same as holding contradictory ideas without knowing and caring whether they are so. Having lived in the east all my life, I know that it is the latter. 🙂 Thank You.

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