I’ve always loved the double meaning of this saying. You literally see your thoughts reflected back to you when you write them on a piece of paper. Kind of weird, right? Roughly attributed to Stephen King, but paraphrased slightly.
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Being humble about what one claims to know goes a long way. If someone asks you a question and you don’t know the answer, you say “I don’t know.”
I enjoyed this extremely short, well-organized, and dense lecture on critical thinking from Peter Boghossian. I’ve listened to the first part of it many times in order to internalize the content, and I am going to take notes on here so that I can retain and repeat it down the road.
Continue reading “Critical Thinking Crash Course with Peter Boghossian”
Be better at having discussions with people that have ideas different from your own.
I’ve made the plunge and I purchased the Atheos app. I highly recommend you do so as well if you are a lover of knowledge and would like to be better at having discussions with people that have ideas that differ from your own. While the app mostly applies to having discussions about religion, I’ve found myself using the method for navigating political/social issues too. In summary, here are the themes, or “10 commandments” of Epistemology. Continue reading “The 10 Commandments of Epistemology”
Suppose you’re speaking with a believer who says, “Well I think evolution is true, I just believe that God designed the world through evolution.”
I think it’s great that the believer is so accepting of scientific research. It’s very, very important to learn about ourselves and our world! But let me spell out the differences between the neutral view and the theistic view. Continue reading “Theistic Evolution”