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Examining Assumptions, Part II

I shared in the last blog post that I was examining two assumptions:

  1. You must work hard, suffer even, for “real” progress in health, understanding or enlightenment.
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On Being Present

Over the past week, I have been able to take a bit more of my paternity leave to hang out with Andi and Lucy. Lucy is now almost 4 months old and is incredibly aware of everything going on around her — smiling when you smile, “talking” out-loud (think baby dolphin mixed with monkey) and looking with great interest at anything you are doing. 366 more words

Personal Development

Can you listen to something you don’t believe in?

The case of colonialism made me feel sad.

I have seen frames react, the reactions would be belittled if I use the word ‘furious’. The fury of many academics, scientists and historians who vehemently opposed the publication of the essay was much expected. 528 more words

On Facilitation Opinion

The Impossible Trinity of Liberal Democracy

In the first part of my series on democracy published a few years ago, I made a distinction between four senses in which the term “democracy” is used. 1,414 more words


Criticising the critics

I’ve recently come across a number of examples of people objecting to the manner in which some people engage in public criticism. There is a… 500 more words


IQ, Skepticism, and the Failure of Debate

O villain, villain, smiling, damnèd villain!
My tables!—Meet it is I set it down
That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain. [

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General Science

Mark Zuckerberg Explains How Facebook Will Try to Kill Alternative Media

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by ALLUM BOKHARI2 Apr 20186,966

In his recent interview with the far-left online publication Vox, Mark Zuckerberg explained Facebook’s new system of favoring “broadly trusted” news sources, via a mechanism designed to favor established outlets and crush new media.

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