Category Archives: Science


In the entire history of the Planet Earth, not once has any person done an impossible thing. The truth of that statement should be self evident. The real trick is in figuring out what it should mean for us. For … Continue reading

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On the Folly of Specialism

So where did we ever come up with the idea that the ideal achievement in knowledge is to become a specialist? A generalist knows how a thousand things fit together, but the typical specialist knows only his particular specialty, and … Continue reading

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What Intelligence Tests Miss

These are my notes for: What Intelligence Tests Miss:  The Psychology of Rational Thought by Keith E. Stanovich This book is profoundly important as it highlights a crucial deficit in the American awareness of its own cognitive health.  I found … Continue reading

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The Mutual Repulsion Society

The Christian thinks his philosophy is better than that of the Atheist, for he detects in the Atheist some illogical argumentation here and there.  And he sees the dogmatic spirit in the Atheist and declares “Atheism is a religion, too!” … Continue reading

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What is My “World View”?

Every once in a while, someone inquires about my “world view”.   Here it is: There is nothing unreal in the entire known Universe, with the one exception of what happens in the imaginations of humans. Humans often get trapped in … Continue reading

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Credentials? Really?

Earlier today I posted an article and video about a non-Christian scientist who finds some problems with Darwinian Evolution.  I also posted a link to my article on a Facebook discussion, where the following noteworthy discussion ensued between a friend … Continue reading

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Ancient Aliens Debunked

For those of you who are familiar with the History Channel’s series, Ancient Aliens, you’ll want to watch this video that I ran across at YouTube. I’ve watched several episodes of Ancient Aliens over the past couple of years, with … Continue reading

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The Gold Bar Metaphor

See this gold bar? Chances are, you’ve never seen one laying on a neighbor’s lawn.  Likewise, I’d say that chances are pretty good that if you had one, you wouldn’t keep it out our your lawn, either. And why not?

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Pelham’s Law of Cognitive Error

Pelham’s Law of Cognitive Error:  “I am most likely wrong about many things.” Cognitive science has solidly identified certain traits of human behavior by which people operate habitually at a sub-optimal level.  We make frequent cognitive errors, some of which … Continue reading

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Bill Nye the Science Guy Waxes Unscientific on the Theories of Evolution and Creation

NOTE: The author of this article believes not only that irrational creationists and irrational evolutionists alike are in the wrong, but that there are practically as many of one as there are of the other.  The goal of this criticism … Continue reading

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