Recent posts tagged skepticism


The Great Maybe

Skepticism of one's own positions is difficult to cultivate, in big part because the rest of the world openly defies us to doubt ourselves constructively.


The Price Of Everything And The Value Of Nothing

The difference between a skeptic and a cynic is motives.

Revenge Of The Big Lie

I don't see any of this ending well, but I'd rather be on whatever side of history valued verifiable truths over comfortable lies.

The Uncertainty Principle

What did Bertrand Russell mean when he said, "Do not feel absolutely certain of anything"?

The Life Of The Mind

An influencer seems more interested in being well-known, being "influential", than in being motivated by a thirst for the truth.


Bigger Fish To Fry Dept.

"My problems are bigger than yours" is always a bad argument.


Rebel Without A Pause Dept.

The fellow in the mirror needs your criticism the most.


The Liar In The Mirror Dept.

On the fine line between "I only believe in facts and logic" and "If I believe this, it must be logical and factual".


Dying For It Dept.

Most of the time I don't mind when people believe weird things. What I do mind is when people believe weird things that are counter-scientific -- that is, when they fly right in the face of things for which we have...

Rich In Wisdom Dept.

Frank Rich's op-ed reminds me of two conversations I've had recently. Conversation The First was with a former boss of mine. We were eating lunch together, and when he lamented the above-mention rise of the MBA I agreed completely. It was not...

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