A quick meditation on the dangers of misused, out of context quotes. the Devil’s favourite quote.
As the Devil or any assumed supernatural being, physical limits don't apply to me. However, the dangerous pleasures of time-travelling are indulgences justifiable in the realm of metaphysics, even for the simplest of humans. Okay, the simplest of humans likely can't spell metaphysics; assuming that they can entertain complex philosophical notions is unfair. But I [...]
I want to bet all my money that you've encountered the argument of chemical versus natural before. Especially in the alternative medicine industry, where appeals to the naturalistic or genetic fallacy are commonplace. And anyone with a basic understanding of nature knows that "natural" isn't always good, and "chemical" isn't the bad word they'll have [...]
In mid-December of 2021, a video about Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, did its rounds on the conspiracy Internet, and hundreds of thousands of tinfoil hat-wearing folks shared it without requiring additional information. The video, a deceptively edited twenty-five-second snippet of a more extended interview, showed Justin Trudeau allegedly saying that his government was willing [...]
The importance of progressions to learning is a critical topic of discussion amongst educators of any discipline. More importantly to this project, I continue to find the application of proper philosophical fundamentals conducive to progress and happiness. The words I put here come from a different project, and they are a testament to the value [...]
Before you come at me with a misguided defence of your intellectual supremacy, I want to remind you that this is a quick meditation about Google's algorithm and research. As you might notice, there are humans out there who claim to do their "own" research, and as a result, achieve better conclusions than the experts [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]