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Quote of the Day, 7/2/2015

From Wittgenstein’s On Certainty, section 115:

If you tried to doubt everything you would not get as far as doubting anything. The game of doubting itself presupposes certainty.

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Quote Of The Day

Logically Sound Ambivalence

I have realised I’m actually miserable. I’ve thought for a long time: I know if it were not for those I care about me, I would end my life. 387 more words


Questioning Things: The Benefits of Doubt

“Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd”

– Voltaire

I have always been the kind of person that questions everything. It is just a part of my personality, something that I can’t change about myself.

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It’s OK to rape women? But not men because that would be gay and against God’s plan?

In this post, I will discuss homophobia and religion (and throw in a little misogyny too), as well as the moralistic fallacy.

Recently homophobia among religious conservatives has been especially popular, thanks to the law legalizing gay marriage in the US. 710 more words


Group-Think, The Precarious Power of Protest, and Owning Your Own Skepticism - Pt. 1

In an earlier post, I mentioned that throughout my working career, a number of co-workers have extended me the dignity of talking about things that really matter. 828 more words


Or you could just eat them...

Crossposted from Dietitian at Home.

Food fads are one of my pet peeves. I fully admit I get my back up when I hear about most new “health” food trends, probably sooner and more often than I should. 620 more words