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Circle Of Doubt
by Leland Waldrip

Friday, December 19, 2003

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Most circles are subject to improvement — though they may appear perfect. This is the heart of the principle of scientific method, the engine of knowledge advancement. Doubt even applies to the scientific method itself. Should doubt and inquiry reveal a flaw in any principle, knowledge is advanced and a correction adopted. This stands in stark contrast to knowledge by revelation, or by fiat.

Circle of Doubt


sure knowledge begs ill,

certainty does not inquire

but doubt sows wise seed


would wisdom gather

without momentum of doubt?

none should say for sure


so we embrace doubt

prioritize suspicions

of imperfection


use circular key

to wisdom’s fair, worthy grace:

—> doubt —> inquire —> knowledge — >



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Reviewed by Jimmy Holder 1/2/2004
Deep! Well done!
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 12/21/2003
Damn! I thought pi was perfect.
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 12/20/2003
Very cleverly done. And you're awfully right. Good write.

Reviewed by Alexandra* OneLight*ฎ Authors & Creations 12/20/2003
Yet, by fiat spark both cognition and doubt, one being as entwined with the other as genesis with chaos itself. Then, the spiral of thought enquires and processes in a continuum of alternate darkness and light, that grows both into wisdom... and its essence - the notion that we never know it all. Ah, my friend... what spirals your poems provoke in my thoughts!
Blessings in continuum,
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/20/2003
Wow!! Alot of wisdome in this one Leland!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 12/19/2003
A lot of wisdom and well done Leland.

Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 12/19/2003
Much wisdom in your words, Leland..~Z~
Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/19/2003
Wise concept Leland...I see the logic and agree...
Reviewed by Bonita Quesinberry 12/19/2003
This is an especially wise write, Leland. If more people applied this to the pulpit and went to their Bible for self, God wouldn't be so maligned. ~~Bonnie Q
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 12/19/2003
I especially like this:
"would wisdom gather
without momentum of doubt?
none should say for sure"

Simply profound. Profoundly simple.
Good work, Leland.

I wish you and yours blessings both large and small this Holiday Season!
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 12/19/2003
Leland...another inspiring write you again...profound....BHUWAN
Reviewed by Oirdheirc Mor (Reader) 12/19/2003
Hi Leland,
Now come on lad, tell us how you do it, How did you get those single and double lines,have you got an extra key on your editor.
Its driving me up the wall.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 12/19/2003
Great sharing of thought!
Reviewed by A PAX 12/19/2003
I just love process, don't you!
u a star!
sorry could not resist, its the holiday
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