Can You Trust Your Thoughts

Recently a creationist (factorandrew) put forth an old argument that I had not heard in a while, but thought it worth repeating, and subjecting to the universal shredder of creationist ideas, LOGIC. The argument goes as follows: Evolutionists (whatever those are, for the record then I am also an atomist, Continue Reading

Why You Shouldn’t Trust Your Feelings

It’s easy to grow up with a sense that our feelings are reliable guides to ourselves, the people around us, and the world at large. We can call this optimistic thesis the ‘clear pane’ theory of the mind, iImplying that we are able to look out onto the world pretty Continue Reading

Confidence

What often distinguishes fulfilled from unfulfilled lives is an ingredient that’s not part of the educational curriculum, and that can sound vague, silly, and Californian in the bad sense. Confidence It’s humbling to realize just how many great achievements haven’t been the result of superior talent or technical know-how, merely Continue Reading

How to Understand Sexiness

When it comes to sex, we are – in theory – living in wildly liberated times. So you’d think it would easy to feel at ease owning up to certain sorts of sexual desires. But for most of us, the world doesn’t actually feel that generous about fetishes. It’s very Continue Reading

What’s Education For?

Everyone agrees that education is hugely important The thing is we’re not particularly sure what we want from it The aim of education should be to prepare us for the challenges of adult life Yet from this perspective it’s clear that schools fail all but for tiny portions of their Continue Reading

The Problem of Faith

Faith, it’s a fundamentally human phenomenon, the belief in something for which there is no proof. It’s the foundation of all religions. blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed. if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “Move Continue Reading

The Perfectionist Trap

We typically aim for a particular career because we have been deeply impressed by the exploits of the most accomplished practitioners in the field. We formulate our ambitions by admiring the beautiful structures of the architect tasked with designing the city’s new airport, or by following the intrepid trades of Continue Reading

Objective Faith | Misconceptions

Another misconception I had when I set out to refute Christianity and to make a joke of it is that I truly believed that the Christian faith was a subjective faith. In other words, it really didn’t matter what you believed, just as long as you believed it enough, where Continue Reading

Baha’i Faith – Principles and Practices

– If you’ve ever felt that religion should undergo the same scrutiny as everything else does. – Or notice that sometimes, science and religion point to the same truth. – Or thought the political system seem to divide people more than they unite them. – Then you might be interested Continue Reading