I was explaining red shifts of galaxies to a colleague at work earlier this week when they asked me how fast the universe is expanding. Although I have made a conscious effort to remember the figure in the past I was unable to recall it. 737 more words
I am getting freaking fed up with the amount of digital thinking I am seeing today. I have never been a fan of it and argued against it, but now I am also seeing it creep more and more into the political arena with possible disastrous consequences for the United States. 1,223 more words
There is a false belief that we must possess the same faults as the Left to win. That we must harbour the rapist, the pedophile, the deviant and the criminal if they are effective at parroting what we like. 1,084 more words
Those who are enlightened about delusion are buddhas. Those who are deluded about enlightenment are ordinary beings.
-Dōgen, Zen philosopher
You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You’re Deluding Yourself.1,369 more words
Is it acceptable for a psychiatrist to use a logical fallacy if it makes their patients feel better?
Milton Erickson had a patient with a phobia. This man was afraid that gravity would stop working for him and he go into orbit. The logical thing to do would be to explain that gravity is an intrinsic property of matter and so his fear is irrational. 124 more words