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Flu Shot

I finally got the flu shot. I delayed but was worn down by the flu fear. I was thinking about invasion, immunity, protection. I was thinking of the fantastic book by Eula Biss on immunity an inoculation.   120 more words

Effective Communication

James Sirois April 10, 2011 at 11:16pm

    Misunderstandings are a part of life, they are the proof that we are all individual beings that think differently; and in that way, you can see it as being a positive thing- only it’s just the… 1,829 more words

Does fine-tuning give evidence for God?

I used to think that the fine-tuning argument was the strongest argument out there for the existence of a creator deity. I was especially impressed by the apparent magnitude of the fine-tuning – Steven Weinberg has stated that the value of the cosmological constant was fine-tuned to one part in 10120. 969 more words

Probability Theory

What is Knowledge?

There have been many attempts to analyze the term knowledge and to understand its meaning. In addition, many questions have been asked in order to discover the best technique to comprehend how Knowledge functions. 1,880 more words

Epistemology

The Amateur Society: How To Win Any Debate

Amateurs,

Our regular open call will take place tonight, Monday 01/22, at 8:00pm eastern time via Skype. To join in please send us a contact request on Skype by searching for our account name… 159 more words

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Noisy Evidence

Scope insensitivity is a cognitive bias that involves a failure to internalize the true scale of quantities. Some of the most striking and frankly depressing examples of this phenomenon involve altruistic behavior, where people care just as much about a cause regardless of how many lives are concerned. 1,055 more words

Probability Theory