Duncan’s Law

Originally posted on Irreducible Complexity:
In an internet discussion, opponents will only ever respond to your weakest point. So don’t give an off the cuff example, because you’ll end up discussing that one thing for the rest of the thread. In fact, examples of any kind are dangerous, because real life is complex: there’ll almost…

Duncan’s Law

Originally posted on Irreducible Complexity:
In an internet discussion, opponents will only ever respond to your weakest point. So don’t give an off the cuff example, because you’ll end up discussing that one thing for the rest of the thread. In fact, examples of any kind are dangerous, because real life is complex: there’ll almost…

Non Semper Ergo Numquam

Originally posted on Irreducible Complexity:
Here’s a logical fallacy I’ve been coming across (and making) lately. “Non semper, ergo numquam” means “Not always, therefore never”. In response to pointing out some cause of an event, or a criticism of an idea, a person finds a counter example. That can’t be true because of a particular…

The Art of Expressing Yourself

While this blogpost offers concrete advice for how to improve your expression skills, some people might need the philosophical insight required to actually have the balls to speak your mind. For th… Source: The Art of Expressing Yourself

The Philosophy of Being Yourself

There’s people who say: “You can get away with saying certain things because you’re an immigrant.” Nonsense. There are individuals who sincerely believe that Im a nazi, and … Source: The Philosophy of Being Yourself

A Revolutionary Idea

Originally posted on The Rationalists:
By Guest Author; Henry Kincaid “Revolution.” It’s a term thrown around a lot, revolutionary, it simply means “new or innovative, a complete, radical change, or outside of standard practice”; so when someone invents a new type of camera, lightbulb, or phone, and this invention is actually, genuinely new in process, function, and/or result,…