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The most important concepts

I have tried to find the most important concept to understand and have had to accept that there are no one single concept that deserves that spot. Others have compiled mega-threads, “X number of things I wish I knew when … Continue reading

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The Potato Paradox

This one is true but my instincts failed me: Fred has 100kg of potatoes, which are 99% water. He leaves them to dry till they are 98% water. What is their new weight? 50kg. (via)           … Continue reading

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A cure for Fake News?

After combating disinformation/”fake news” online for years, are we actually winning? It feels like we are losing. I personally know a couple of people who deny the existence of COVID-19. I know some who believe many of the more outlandish … Continue reading

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Election campaigns

Election campaigns harm society because they spread the belief that social problems have easy answers. — Gurwinder Bhogal                  

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Compassion

If your compassion extends only to people you like or agree with politically, your compassion is selfish, and therefore not compassion. — Gurwinder Bhogal

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A new political dichotomy

Left-right makes no sense, and haven’t for a long time. I think there’s at least two dimensions at play but there’s also this: The culture war is unsolvable because the left-right spectrum is obsolete; it was made for another age … Continue reading

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The safe truth

I think this is a troll question: If it were true that there are racial differences in behaviour & intelligence, would you rather that scientists continued to teach that there are no differences (to minimise bigotry), or that they began … Continue reading

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