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The negation of truth

As I have written about before, if you want to base your worldview on a solid foundation, you must center your beliefs around logical reasoning. This post is furthering the search for and analysis of certain truths. (See here and … Continue reading

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Can feelings lead to truth?

I have a pet peeve. When people say, “I just feel like this is true.”, I want to slap them. Who cares about your feeling? Whether or not you feel a certain way has no bearing on whether or not … Continue reading

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Deduction and Induction

Two methods of reasoning: deduction and induction. If you want to have sharp critical thinking skills, you must understand the difference between these two. It isn’t too difficult to understand, and the benefits are enormous. Example #1: Inductive reasoning. A: … Continue reading

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Why revisionism is necessary

Abraham Lincoln was a bad president? FDR made the depression worse? Ronald Reagan was not a fiscal conservative?! That sounds like revisionism to me! And we all know, that word is bad! When Socrates challenged dogma, he was killed. When … Continue reading

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Discovering presuppositions

One of the most effective ways to discover truth and falsehood is to be able to identify the presuppositions in an argument. There are obvious reasons for doing this, and not-so-obvious reasons, with the latter having more important implications. In … Continue reading

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Three a week: Reason

We are rational beings. Few things make less sense. Three questions: Question 1: What is rationality? Put “reason” in perspective. On one tiny speck in the universe, there are little creatures who walk around and discern “right” from “wrong”. What … Continue reading

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Why Reason comes first

People are filled with angst and confusion.┬áThere are a million things whirling around our heads at any given moment, overwhelming us. Fear not. There is an insightful reason why humans are so overwhelmed all the time. It is because, whether … Continue reading

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One destruction of a-theism

(To see the related destruction of theism, go here) If you read the de-conversion stories of atheists, many started losing their faith in religion and the supernatural because they realized the universe seems to function without divine intervention. If you … Continue reading

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Three a week: the meaning of life

We are told it is a waste of time to ponder the meaning of life. We’re supposedly never going to find it. Three questions: Question 1: Why live? We didn’t choose to be born. Why continue existing? Fear of the … Continue reading

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Three a week: Hope

There is light at the end of the tunnel. Three questions: Question 1: Why do we dramatize bad decision making? When all the odds are stacked against you, and you are left with only the tiniest chance of success, why … Continue reading

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