Beginner's Mind

"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few." - Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi

Monday, January 08, 2007


Today I won the TPM Medal of Honour from The Philosopher's Magazine online site. To quote them:

Battleground Analysis

You have been awarded the TPM medal of honour! This is our highest award for outstanding service on the intellectual battleground.

The fact that you progressed through this activity neither being hit nor biting a bullet suggests that your beliefs about God are internally consistent and very well thought out.

A direct hit would have occurred had you answered in a way that implied a logical contradiction. You would have bitten bullets had you responded in ways that required that you held views that most people would have found strange, incredible or unpalatable. However, you avoided both these fates - and in doing so qualify for our highest award. A fine achievement!

You can check out their games at their Games and Interactive Activities page. I won the above award playing the "Battleground God" game (after playing the "Do-It-Yourself Deity" game, as directed). I'd love to know (via comments) how well you do.