Archives for June 2016

Who’s Co-Opting Brexit For Their Own Cause?

Britain voted to leave the European Union, Thursday 23 June. With a majority of 52%, vs 48% for remaining, and a voter turnout of 78%, it’s the UK’s highest turnout since the 1992 general election. The decision isn’t final. It will have to go through the Parliament and official EU channels. The UK has to invoke […]

Not Everyone Who Disagrees With You Is Uninformed & Irrational

We all think we’re the rational ones. We think our view of the world is the logical one. We’d like to think we’re the enlightened and educated ones. I know this because I suffer from it. It’s easy for me to think I have a one up on others. It’s easy to think my views […]

Baking Cakes is Bigoted But Slaughtering Gays Isn’t? Explained

On Twitter Katie Pavlich (and almost every other conservative) voiced what she thought was an apparent lack of logic in the left’s reactions to homophobia. Ah, Christians not baking cakes is bigoted but an Islamic terrorist slaughtering gays is about need for gun control. Got it. — Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) June 12, 2016 Apparently, if […]

The Narrative Fallacy: Story Time for Adults

The news is a business, just like the USPS Uber, Walmart, and Starbucks. Everyone’s got to make a profit off of what they sell. And the news sells…news; specifically headlines, facts, and answers. And to sell their product, they can’t just straight up give it to you. No, they’ve got to wrap it up in […]

The Fundamentals of Having An Opinion Worth Hearing

Here’s a harsh truth… Your opinions are probably not logical. They’re probably not rational. They’re most likely irrational. And this goes for everyone. I know I’m blind to my own irrationality. It’s just what we humans do. We’re irrational. “Even intellectuals should have learned by now that objective rationality is not the default position of […]

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