Monthly Archives: March 2014

Don’t platonify me so much, please!

In the book I’m reading (The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb), the author presents a very interesting concept: “Platonicy”. This is the tendency to believe in forms and models (in a Platonic sense) which makes us misunderstand reality in … Continue reading

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Why do people believe in bullshit?

When I hear someone talking about astrology, homeopathy or one of the countless conspiracy theories that people buy into for some reason, I think to myself: “Why do people believe in bullshit?” Some notes on a possible answer: (1) If, for some evolutionary reason, our genes had a … Continue reading

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Politics is fraught with emotion

Well, there’s more to it than sheer number of possible opinions. We invest a lot in our opinions, people get angry if we don’t agree with them and our lifestyle can be at stake when we discuss how to change … Continue reading

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Why is politics such a difficult subject to discuss?

Why is there such a large scope of political opinions? The question is a difficult one. But, in fact, there is a lot to disagree about: (A) What is the state of world at present? It is much more difficult … Continue reading

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God vs. Man? Rather Man vs. Man

Creationism is interesting not because it has any scientific value, but because it gives us the opportunity to look at the results of misguided intelligence first-hand. To become a creationist is simple: you decide to believe that the Earth was … Continue reading

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How to decide on a blog’s title

A very good question that I don’t know how to answer, to be honest. This blog was born out of my need to have some space where I can write down my notes, reflections and questions about a very strange … Continue reading

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