We May Be Wrong is about Public discourse, the possibility of being Wrong, Wrongness, Error, Mistakes, Fault, Blame, Being Fallible, Fallibility, Humble, Humility, Civil, Civility, Being of an Open Mind, Open Minded, Open Mindedness, Closed-Mindedness, Skepticism, Philosophical Skepticism, Jainism, Pyrrho of Elis, Sextus Empiricus, Religion, Tolerance, Religious Tolerance, Ecumenical Politics, Moderate Politics, Independent Politics Morality, Humanism, Listening Skills Debate, Acrimonious Debate, Evil, Anger, Pride, Arrogance, Hate on the Internet, Insults on the Internet, Free Thinkers, Free Thinking, Free Thought, Bias, Blind Spots, Confirmation Bias, Cultural Bias, Cognition, Groupthink, Functional Congress. And so much more. Can we talk about this?
Fallibility, Humility, Civility
We May Be Wrong is an informal, non-profit group whose members have diverse passions and beliefs but who share a willingness to admit that “we may be wrong.” By striving to keep this in mind, we believe
We welcome people from all persuasions who share such beliefs. Whether our passions are political, religious, social, economic, scientific or other, we are in common cause if we admit, and strive to keep in mind, that no matter how strongly we believe in our cause, we are not infallible, and could be wrong.
We lead very different lives and pursue very different passions, but we share an interest in this website, where we plan to publish Thoughts and Opinions. These thoughts and opinions will focus on the shared human trait of fallibility. We would like to publish pieces on that trait from a variety of perspectives, including:
We encourage contribution of articles on such subjects from anyone (See the Support Us page). We will provide links to websites where materials of interest on such topics can be found.
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We May Be Wrong is the brainchild of Joseph W. Carvin, a recovering lawyer and human resources executive. Joe has spent the past six years writing a novel, Alemeth, the research for which led him to conceive of We May Be Wrong. This website is not about politics or religion, but if Joe’s politics matter to you for any reason, know that he hates labels (don’t all of us?), but if labels have to be applied, he’d probably be considered by most an economic conservative and a social liberal with a significant concern for the environment. He was once a Roman Catholic, but his Facebook Page has long described his religious affiliation as “Other –really.”
Joining Joe as founding members of We May Be Wrong are:
David Carvin. After serving as a German Linguist for the U.S. Army, David entered a career as an entrepreneur in materials handling, industrial textile sales, and recycling. He is the inventor of a patented synthetic straw called Textraw. Since a spiritual experience in 1979, David has been a devoted Christian and deeply involved in Kairos Prison Ministry. Early in life, he considered himself a Conservative Republican. These days, his politics reflect his aversion to crony capitalism.
Dr. Paul Czaja. As a young man, Paul’s interests turned toward classical languages, philosophy and childhood education. He became a certified Montessori educator, and was involved in the creation of the American Montessori Association. For many years he has served Montessori schools as an educator, headmaster, and consultant. A poet, story-teller, and photographer, Paul is a practicing Roman Catholic who considers himself a Christian existentialist.
Roger Fingar. While still a history major in school, Roger began his own business as a painting contractor. He has maintained that business for over forty years, while branching out into site development, tree house design and construction, and other architectural pursuits that respect the environment both scientifically and aesthetically. He had a profound conversion experience at 15. While some of those core beliefs still remain, he has adopted a more “big tent” inclusiveness to his life as it relates to others. Politically, he leans toward liberal-minded candidates with an emphasis on the environment and working class needs.
William Rogers is an artist whose work has appeared on the cover of Time, Life, and other magazines, and whose paintings have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions across the United States. He painted the carousel creatures for the Revard Plaza Carousel in Detroit and the Rose Kennedy Greenway Carousel in Boston. He admits responsibility for the book of literalistic cartoons, Things About Jim. As for his views about politics and religion, Bill considers himself a Christian and a conservative Republican.