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The Danger of Hero Worship

Our world has lost an artist who inspired and affected people across age and cultural boundaries.  As we have mourned and reminisced over the loss of David Bowie, many of us have become aware of… 1,768 more words

The Most Contemptible Political Argument

We’ve all heard this “argument” over and over. It’s so common that I don’t even need to cite examples. It’s constantly used by left and right, and by religious believers of almost all stripes. 511 more words


"Only" or "Primary"

Don’t confuse the “primary” with the “only”.

One of the most frustrating logical fallacies is the “false dichotomy”, seeing two ideas as mutually exclusive and pitting them against each other, instead of seeing them as potentially complimentary, or at least non-contradictory. 1,096 more words


Primacy and Centricity are Creating False Dichotomies

Ok, wading in for a moment.

First of all, John Beckett wrote this piece on “Keeping the Gods at the Front.” Cella wrote an interesting reply called… 761 more words


Durable goods

What durable goods do I possess? I don’t own an MRI machine, so I cannot see into minds. I do have a couch, a stove, a coffee maker, a ukulele. 151 more words


The call of stone

I am an insider on the inside. I know all the nooks and crannies of this fortress. There is a moat around it, and watch out if you get stuck there – fearsome creatures will eat you down to your bones. 209 more words


False Dichotomies

by Aidan Lukomnik

During my year at CORO I’ve earned the nickname “Grey Brain,” because I hate false dichotomies. It is almost impossible for me to think in “either-or” scenarios, and I end up seeing nuance and subtlety where others see one choice. 618 more words