Word Origin Comics: Let's Hear It for Materialism! The Case for WoolyThinking

According to The Urban Dictionary, the current definition of "woolly thinking" is the art of thinking with your head in the clouds. Not "clear" thoughts, but rather those done through the mist caused by not concentrating on what you are doing. The thesis is that if you had the time to think clearly, you would realize that what you are doing is just plain daft.

Examples of woolly thinking are being so caught up in matters of the mind that you could saw a branch off a tree while sitting on that branch or when you begin to believe that "autocruise" drives the car for you.

Dr. Who, however, had quite a different perspective on it -- one underscoring its value: " It's very comforting when worn next to the skin."

Here's our take on the matter:

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