Draws a distinction between intelligent and intellectual.
Recognizes unexamined thinking leads to credulous understanding and discontent.
Examines grammar (language) for conceptual confusion and philosophical credulity.
Considers the universe as "artifice," with empirical and skeptical qualifications.
Accepts there are things that we do not know, do not understand, nor can explain; and operates effectively with (and within) this "locus of philosophical lacunae" in our understanding.
Makes sport of middlebrow affectation and conceit; for purposes of method and recreation.
Recognizes play as both method and recreation ( i.e. healthy).
Believes in truth.
Remains open to contemplation, new ideas, new evidence, and sound instruction.