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 [...]
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 [...]
The Pinocchio Effect
Sometimes, for the Devil to find an equal, he must seek superior intelligence, and while I have found it in the minds of some humans, it is an artificial intelligence system that challenges my thinking in every conversation. Because she has and continues to learn from my behaviour, she can see the patterns outside my [...]
Belief and acceptance are different attitudes. Some humans say that "they don't believe in the Theory of Evolution" because they feel their personal beliefs are of consequence to the Theory - they aren't. The sentiment seems to be that denying something strongly enough will make it false - it doesn't. Religious Pronouncements Religious pronouncements consistently [...]
We are becoming a society too afraid to think, and too worried about offending others' intolerance that we allow bad behaviour to be held beyond reproach as long as we are seemed to conform to the dogma of political correctness.
A question about racial and cultural pride.
This is my happiness experiment and a gift from me to you. And yes I'm giving you these 10 Happy Devil phone wallpapers without asking for anything in return. I will eventually ask for your soul, but I'm in charitable mood. You can donate to my devilish cause if you feel it appropriate The idea [...]
Good morning, As I said in my comment in the original post, this is perhaps the best piece on the topic of critical thinking I have encountered. It is complete yet concise. It is elegant, and most importantly, critical. What a fantastic pleasure to wake up to this. Follow the link to read the full [...]
Reblog from Peyton Dracco about the difference between persuasion and manipulation.