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Jamie Whyte, Australian Philosopher
It makes so much sense.
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The crippling wisdom and reflection of the world, also known as the Dunning-Kruger effect, in one brilliant Bertrand Russell quote: “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wise people so full of doubts.”
Enjoy this Bertrand Russell quote? Check out this fascinating video of Bertrand Russell explaining why he’s not a Christian.
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From Hitler to Pinochet and beyond, history shows there are certain steps that any would-be dictator must take to destroy constitutional freedoms. And, argues Naomi Wolf, George Bush and his administration seem to be taking them all:
1. Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy.
2. Create a gulag.
3. Develop a thug caste.
4. Set up an internal surveillance system.
5. Harass citizens’ groups.
6. Engage in arbitrary detention and release.
7. Target key individuals.
8. Control the press.
9. Dissent equals treason.
10. Suspend the rule of law.
George W. Bush: “A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there’s no question about it.”
After we were hit on Sept. 11 2001, we were in a state of national shock. Less than six weeks later, on Oct. 26, 2001, the USA Patriot Act was passed by a…
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People who think critically are keenly aware of the inherently flawed nature of human thinking when left unchecked. They realize that no matter how skilled they are as thinkers, they will at times fall prey to mistakes in reasoning, human irrationality, prejudices, biases, distortions, uncritically accepted social rules and taboos, self-interest, and vested interest. Through continual self-analysis, they strive to diminish the power of their egocentric and sociocentric tendencies.
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The Crazy New Sh_t Pillow offers a humorously cynical take on choosing your own fate. Dan Golden and Jen Huh started the design as a simple sketch, which was then digitized, silkscreened onto organic cotton, and filled with feather down. At least you’ll be comfortable as you dwell on your choices.
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June 28, 2013 3 Comments
by George Dvorsky posted on January 11, 2013
The human brain is capable of 1016 processes per second, which makes it far more powerful than any computer currently in existence. But that doesn’t mean our brains don’t have major limitations. The lowly calculator can do math thousands of times better than we can, and our memories are often less than useless — plus, we’re subject to cognitive biases, those annoying glitches in our thinking that cause us to make questionable decisions and reach erroneous conclusions. Here are a dozen of the most common and pernicious cognitive biases that you need to know about. Before we start, it’s important to distinguish between cognitive biases and logical fallacies…
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