Tag: logic

 

‘Houston–we have a problem’

There is now little doubt that chemical weapons have been used in Syria. The Americans at this time say they ‘know’ that these weapons have been used by those allied to the Assad Regime, based on their evidence. The Russians say the evidence doesn’t prove that. Cameron was defeated inRead More

Trying to be helpful

I’ve had it – I’m sick of people trying to be helpful! Why? It’s repeatedly the case that I ask someone or the other ( – and it doesn’t matter who) for a simple piece of information by email e.g. “Am I at venue X on Mon, Tues and Wednesday?”Read More

What is Critical Thinking?

I’m actually not writing this for any person other than myself. But I am aware that occasionally people read what I write – and I declare now that my intention is not to educate, convince, change minds or improve the human race. Why? 1. That’s too grandiose an ambition andRead More

Painfully right

There is a danger in feeling one is ‘right’, which is slightly different from feeling ‘justified’. Obviously, one may know one is not right in taking a certain course of action, but still feel justified based on some personal sense of revenge, need to retaliate, or defend etc. But forRead More

Overdone politeness and redundant nonsense

First off, I expect some readers to require an understanding of the word ‘redundant’ – because, you know, we’re into such a stupid era, that people will automatically reach for what’s in their heads. So if they think ‘redundant’ means something to do with redundancy – as per being madeRead More

When people feel they’re smart (i.e. clever).

On the Rock, crawlers there might say, “He t’ink he smart!”. In England they might say, “He’s trying to be clever.”  Basically this is about people creating a perception that is not matching up with something. It could range from twisting the truth to telling pure lies.  I’m not goingRead More

Free and good stuff

Recently a colleague at work asked me about ‘a wordprocessor’ for her computer. She was about to get ripped off by some ‘computer-guru’ who was about to dent her account to the tune of £190 for a brand new Microsoft Office 2013 suite. Don’t ask – it was some botchedRead More

Change of policy after this

Stupidity is something that has baffled me for a lot of my life. I’m not into definitions today. Look at the following sequence – and it’s not important where this conversation was happening. The only relevant context is that the other person was going on about FM Radio (as aRead More

Brings tears to my eyes

It may be a source of amusement to many that much of my present modus operandi has been influenced by a fictional character – namely Mr Spock – from a mere Sci-Fi movie; so weird am I. As a youngster I watched every Star Trek film on TV. I wasRead More

I’m from India – my head hurts

Human nature absolutely fascinates me!! As I have said in various ways before, we’re still ‘animals’ confused by the demands of a modern world requiring cognition. Some will get my drift by observing the following conversation – and others will argue blindly that it was a reasonable mistake to make.Read More

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