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If it is true that the ability to be puzzled is the beginnning of wisdom, then this truth is a sad commentary on the wisdom of medern man. Whatever the merits of our high degree of literary and universal education, we have lost the gift for being puzzled.

What does the 'literary' above mean? Bookish?
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Yankee・our thinking/thoughts when we are awake =>we think when we are awake.

If the original were 'our thoughts' instead of 'our minds', I would have no plobrem understanding it, Amy. But actually, it's not...
Let's look at something else, then.
The author also used the expression "our sleep minds". In other words, "when we/our minds are asleep".
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I can see that there might be an alternative interpretation:

1. We act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake =>

2. We act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful things our minds do when we are awake =>

or

3. We act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with our minds' logical, purposeful doings when we are awake.

MrP