Faulty analogies

In the following weeks I’ll be doing an exploration of several logical fallacies and errors of thinking. I’m returning to this area because it is a difficult one to recall a taxonomy of categorised fallacies and errors. There are some 300-plus logical fallacies on record. Most people cannot name one. What’s the importance of this? … Read more

Critical thinking 2.0

In 2013 I wrote on ‘What is Critical Thinking?‘. Time does fly. That post was 10 years ago. From then I’ve continued to read up and expand my knowledge. My interactions on various forums has led me to a view that most people ‘out there’ demonstrate little if any of critical thinking mindsets. I decided … Read more

The dangers of perception

As some will not know, perception, truth, reality, decision-making and related things have occupied me a lot on this blog. Why this post today? I’ve been trying to work out how some people perceive me to be nice, and others perceive me to be arrogant, condescending, patronising and narcissistic. People see different sides of me … Read more

High IQ and thinking skills

I’ll try to keep this short. Intelligence quotients are fairly well correlated with abilities to reason. But it doesn’t mean that if your IQ is 130 that you will most times make much better decisions than everybody else. How? Because intelligence and thinking skills isn’t everything. Emotions can cause the smartest thinkers to make stupid … Read more

Calm detachment – four ends of the rope

Lots of people make decisions that are driven by emotions, and wrapped in emotion.  Just to be clear, I’m not saying that such decisions are necessarily wrong. It is well known from Damasio’s research that emotions are an activator of some sort. Whilst emotions can drive actions and decisions, decision-making does not have to be … Read more

What’s in the Bhagavad Gita?

Most Westerners will not have heard of the Bhagavad Gita or even read anything from it, or about it. If I then say, “It’s a Hindu text,” that then leads a proportion of Westerners to go, “Never heard of it.. I’m a Christian.. I don’t have time for this.” Brilliant! How? Such reactions will prove … Read more

The Matrix – welcome to the unreal world

For those who don’t like Sci-Fi, kindly move on NOW! I’m not giving time to grumbles. I began looking at older Sci-Fi films recently, as I’m fed up with modern Sci-Fi and other films that just lack an interesting story line. Passengers was one exception. The Matrix was a blockbuster movie that came out in … Read more