You can open your mind. But you can’t be ‘open-minded’.
- ‘Open-mindedness’ as a property of individuals does not exist. However, ‘opening your mind’, as an action, does exist.
- Opening your mind requires active engagement with…
Hahaha, I'm impressed!
So… here is my difficulty now: I agree with most things you said. In fact, I could have written most of what you said myself. And I think you did a very good job at explaining valid uses and limits of analogies, and what constitutes a good theory.
Okay, I think we’re getting closer.
On the second “X is an instance of Y” vs“X is analogous to Y in some way” issue, I need a bit of clarification.
Biological evolution is an instance of evolution, which is the abstract process I describe in the recipe.