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Why me?

Why did I get the job? Why did he pick me?

Why did I fall for her?

Why is it always happening to me?

Does it sound familiar? 354 more words

Self Improvement

Hawks and Doves in Therapyland, and Beyond

You probably don’t have to think too far back before reaching a memory of the last passive-aggressive person to cross your path.

To get the most out of this entry, read it from start to finish, from top to bottom, at least once. 549 more words

Thou Shalt Not Commit Logical Fallacies

I’ve been doing some studying, and through exploring some links, I came across a website: Thou Shalt Not Commit Logical Fallacies. Just in case you weren’t sure, logical fallacies are flaws in reasoning. 171 more words

Random Crap

A Tale of Two Juries: Why We All Trust Science

By Julien Musolino
Professor of Psychology, Rutgers University

Francis Bacon, one of the fathers of the scientific revolution, warned us in the early 17th century that without the methods and instruments of science, the human mind isn’t perfectly calibrated to deliver truths about the objective world. 615 more words

Science & Nature

Paradoxes in Time, Rationality and Reference

Stumbling across a hole in accepted positivist logic is a somewhat disconcerting experience; perhaps one to remain censorious towards. Such holes prove there are phenomena in this world that human intellect cannot comprehend. 1,461 more words

Culture

Is it irrational to believe that human beings are rational beings ?

I want to believe that the entire human population is capable of rational thinking, reasoning as well as acting- and I do to some extent. However,looking at our history and the present situation the world finds itself in, it is not difficult to notice that surely humans are not rational beings- as much as we would like to be.Every individual is capable of rational thinking: studying information in an unbiased fashion, and acting according to evidence, and not personal beliefs or predispositions.   1,741 more words

Culture