On Generational Conflict and Happiness

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On my daily worries about social issues, I happened upon the idea of generational conflict and happiness and how it affects the acceptance of misinformation, and therefore, social well-being. And while the current generation lacks accountability for their shortcomings, much of their failure is on their parents. What would Hitchens say about all the nonsense [...]

On Doubting Everything

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Doubting everything you hear or read isn't thinking critically; it's cynicism; it's as wrong as accepting everything you hear and read. Critical thinking is a complex process that (itself) requires a metacognitive commitment to thinking and all the mechanisms involved in forming ideas; it's thinking about thinking. Toxic Doubt By definition, critical thinking must be [...]

Hope for Intellectualism: Jordan Peterson Edition

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Refreshingly, I'm able to bring you some hope for Intellectualism today and from someone with whom I disagree on several points.  Intellectual honesty As I wrote yesterday on my rant about an intellectual I "respect" (and who proceeded to block me on Twitter after I requested verification of claims made against the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau), [...]

Why Call Them Conspiracy Theorists

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The term Theorist, by definition, points to someone who is concerned with the theoretical aspects of a subject. Theoretical physicists, for example, are people who study the fundamental laws of physics through abstract and relevant disciplines like mathematics. But the people most call conspiracy theorists fail to apply proper logic to their thinking. Most of [...]