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On belief, rationality, and imagination

If you are rooted in one belief, the seed of that must be your imagination and rationality. Mind is so powerful that it can create anything as you believe in it. 525 more words


No Ought from Is

Presenting philosophical concepts is usually easier when they relate to something current, so it’s in some sense a good thing that Neil deGrasse Tyson, the celebrity astrophysicist, has been defending his idea of… 1,095 more words


The endowment effect in India

To have and to hold

Adam Smith remarked that no dog ever made a free and fair exchange of one bone for another. Many pooch-owners will agree, having spent frustrating minutes trying to wrestle a stick or a ball off their pets. 52 more words

Cognitive Biases

A Conversation with GoD

The following is an inexact transcript of a conversation that happened exactly like this. The scene: a wine bar in Manhattan, on my second (and final) date with a Jewish girl. 1,141 more words


The parable of the two gardeners 

Once there was a great king who lived in a beautiful palace. He loved surrounding himself and his people with beauty. He commissioned stunning sculptures and paintings, and his palace and city were filled with stunning architecture. 1,255 more words


A Case For Being A Cunt

It’s been a while since I did one of these. I don’t know I’ve been busy doing a mixture of nothing and things. I figured writing blogs isn’t my job, I don’t get paid for this so I guess I don’t need to schedule these posts like it’s a job. 868 more words