The Devil’s Journal, Looking for Friends

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2022. 40 MINUTES PAST 3:00 Weird that the Devil is looking for friends. But on one of my Tweets yesterday, I said that I need more friends who are willing to argue religion respectfully. More importantly, I need religious friends willing to talk about their beliefs openly. The reception to this post, [...]

Acquiescence Bias

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Acquiescence Bias is the human (social) propensity to portray a positive or agreeable overtone when questioned or queried (or vice versa - disagreement).  Psychologists refer to it as "yah-saying" and define it as the tendency to agree with a statement when in doubt. If someone is unsure of the answer, they will often agree rather [...]

Imagination and Intellectual Honesty

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An old meditation about he relationship between Imagination and Intellectual Honesty, and how Einstein's popular allegories blur the line between the two. February 27 2012 The trend amongst proponents of new-age thinking and believers of everything illogical is to hold imagination as "better" or more important than knowledge. This seems to result from the human [...]

Stupidity and Evil (Reworked)

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I wrote stupidity and evil in 2011. I have reworked it here for the benefit of this website. For the most part, humans accept the dichotomy between good and evil. Popular depictions of this duality place its parties in a sort of perpetual battle, a ground whence the reasons for important events comes. Good and [...]

Opinions Have No Rights

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As Professor Brian Cox explains, "an opinion can be criticised and even ridiculed if evidence and good argument show it to be nonsensical". This simple statement proves offensive to many people when I utter it. Could it be that my eminence pales compared to that of the professor? Of course it does, but this fact [...]

The Russia-Ukraine War and American Hypocrisy

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To say that I stand with the Ukrainian people doesn't and shouldn't imply that I support the United States government. I don't. I do worry, however, about The Russia-Ukraine War and American Hypocrisy. A level of hypocrisy that is historically damaging to the world.  The fiasco with Honduran president Xiomara Castro, when Kamala Harris intended [...]