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There is Too Much Digital Thinking Going On and I Am Mad As Hell About It

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

The Boromir Strategy of opposing Cultural Marxism and PC diktat


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

You Are Not So Smart・A Secular Buddhist's Book Report

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.

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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

Mental Health

it’s a big improvement

I may not always be logical, but I am one guilty to point out others’ logical fallacies. It’s a gift. 600 more words


Logical Fallacy of the Day

Cincinnati mourns gorilla killed to save boy.” That’s the headline of a USA Today story, which says (in part):

The Cincinnati Zoo was open Sunday for Memorial Day weekend tourists, but the gorilla exhibit was closed indefinitely after authorities killed a gorilla that attacked a 4-year-old boy…

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The is/ought gap I

It was the philosopher David Hume who pointed out that to conclude what should be from what is, is, in fact, a logical fallacy. Normally, Hume’s “Guillotine” is applied in the context of ethics but is certainly useful in other contexts. 158 more words