Monthly Archives: September 2017

SKEPTICISM

A Path Toward Critical Thinking  Extreme credulity is a fraternal twin of extreme skepticism. Kurt Anderson  A stimulus for this blog came from the writing of Kurt Anderson. * American devotion to religious and intellectual freedom, over the centuries, morphed … Continue reading

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I AM WHAT I THINK

Or Am I? I think, therefore I am. Descartes, 1637  Thinking has been written about for a long time; before and after we studied the brain, the unconscious mind, cognitive biases and the influence of technology. For example: There is … Continue reading

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THE BELIVING DILEMMA

Credulity — A Disposition To Believe Too Readily  Man’s natural state is not doubt, but credulity — a combination of suggestibility in the face of whatever is clearly and strongly presented, and the will-to-believe whatever is personally or socially congenial.   … Continue reading

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