Copthorne Macdonald

Copthorne
Macdonald
1936
2011

American-Canadian Writer, Independent Scholar, and Communication Systems Engineer, writes about the nature and development of Wisdom, new perspectives on Mental and Physical Reality, and creating a Sustainable Future, eveloped the slow-scan TV system used worldwide in amateur radio, founded New Directions Radio to foster socially-relevant communication, established a popular Internet-based compilation of wisdom-related resources called The Wisdom Page

Author Quotes

We live in a swirl of information, and we need some of this raw data to arrive at the answers we seek. Knowledge, however, is interpreted data. If the perspective or conceptual model through which we interpret our data is inappropriate, or flawed, then our knowledge is flawed and will lead us astray.

The concept of a life experiment can help us get past the fear of failure. The only real failure is not to experiment.

What lies at the end of the process cannot be what ultimately matters. It seems clear that the point is the process itself and the adventure of trying to enrich and up-level that process despite hazards and risks. The point is the game and the playing of it. We are an adventuring universe that is attempting to raise the quality of the adventure. Sometimes succeeding. Sometimes not.

Each person’s life is part of the causal matrix, and however it is lived, each plays a role in determining the future.

Author Picture
First Name
Copthorne
Last Name
Macdonald
Birth Date
1936
Death Date
2011
Bio

American-Canadian Writer, Independent Scholar, and Communication Systems Engineer, writes about the nature and development of Wisdom, new perspectives on Mental and Physical Reality, and creating a Sustainable Future, eveloped the slow-scan TV system used worldwide in amateur radio, founded New Directions Radio to foster socially-relevant communication, established a popular Internet-based compilation of wisdom-related resources called The Wisdom Page