What does “genuine” mean?
David Kadavy

In this context, “genuine” means legitimate. The way in which you worded your piece begs for the use of scientific language and adherence to neuropsychological principles, but you stayed away from them. Perhaps you have no knowledge of such things (which is what I’m betting) or you wanted to make yourself seem “in touch” with some alternative state of mental existence. You’re pieces on mind are opinion, not science, but you write them as if they are accepted principles among the scientific studies of mind, and that you are educating your readers. They are not accepted, and you are not educating. You write what you want to think the mind is, not what it has been studied to be. To avoid receiving this same objection in the future, it is a good idea to insert more “in my opinion” or “I think” into your writing. If your intention is to provide your own alternative philosophy, disregard the last sentence, but the philosophers won’t like what you have to say either. Our minds are incredibly creative, look at the evidence, and your mind created your personal philosophy, which is miles away from any serious philosophy.


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