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Styles of Argumentation

I’d like to preface the following statements with a brief disclaimer:

I very often worry about how my desire for brutal simplification of ideas could be regarded as intellectual ignorance. 864 more words

Petar

ONE FOR THE

SCIENTISTS

AND

RELIGIOSI

alike.

GIVEN—

that the Abrahamic deity is everywhere at all times (and knows everything about everything, ever) …

… does it still seem just a teensy weenie bit  314 more words

ARGUS

the decision making mechanism in myself isn’t as refined, sophisticated, robust, right, ethical, or as quick as it should be. in general.

but in certain situations, it’s all there. 110 more words

Prose

Calling BS: A book review of Kahneman's "Judgment under uncertainty"

We usually think of bias in the context of underlying motivations or interests, particularly in the political realm. The underlying premise of this book is that there are much more fundamental biases in human judgments. 1,868 more words

Book Reviews

YOU COULD HAVE

  A LOT OF FUN

if you didn’t realise something—

—namely that you cannot debate or reason with a brick, or a schlogg of foam on the beach, or someone who overlooks the most basic of his own ‘facts’ … but first, let me introduce the source of that delightfully illustrative snippet— 112 more words

ARGUS

ಹರಿದ ದೋಣಿ

ಕುಳಿತಿರುವೆ ನಾನು ನೆನಪಿನ ಸಾಗರದ ನಡುವೆ;
ತಾತ್ವಿಕತೆ ಎಂಬ ಹರಿದ ದೋಣಿಯ ಮೇಲೆ.
ತಿಳಿಯನು ಏನು ಮಾಡಲೆಂದು,
ಹರಿದ ದೋಣಿಯನ್ನು ಸರಿಪಡಿಸುವ ಮನಸಿಲ್ಲ;
ಸಾಗರದೊಳಗೆ ಲೀನವಾಗುವ ದೈರ್ಯವೂ ಇಲ್ಲ.

ಈಜು ಬರದ ಅಸಹಾಯಕ ನಾನು;
ಇತ್ತ ನಾವಿಕನು ಆಗಲಾರೆನು.
ಕೆಲವೊಮ್ಮೆ ಅನಿಸುವುದು,
ಮುಳುಗಿ ಬಿಡಲೆ ನಾನು ನೆನಪಿನ ಸಾಗರದಲ್ಲಿ;
ಸೇರಿ ಹೋಗಲೇ ಅವಳ ನಗುವಿನ ಮಾಯೆಯಲ್ಲಿ?

Rational

What do you listen to? Mind or Heart?

Let us first understand what we mean by a conscious voice of mind and that of heart.
If mind means being more controlled, rational and based on judgments, past records and experience then heart call essentially means to reflect gut call, without any evidence, sounding irrelevant at that point in time, absurd, willful based on the innate desires, or based solely on a mystical figure made by us as a role model. 203 more words