The Infinity of Critical Thinking

I loved the “Cognitive bias cheat sheet” recently posted to Medium by Buster Benson. You should go read that, over and over again. Maybe even get the poster he organized for the biases he addressed. It’s a great start to a very deep phenomenon known as critical thinking. It organizes our “thinking kryptonite” (which also…

Making Progress On Climate Policy

So, I had a little “Twitter chat” this morning with the infamous “Fabius Maximus” about the subject of taking sides in “war” on important public policy topics, in this case the topic is climate change (I highly recommend you subscribe to this multi-contributor blog). The Storify of our chat is embedded below, but I wanted…

Blind Brain Theory is Blind to its Biggest Test

A very short version of a much longer critique of the “blind brain theory” posed by R. Scott Bakker (link at the end). Science is just that, science (like neuroscience, for example) … but it isn’t “everything.” It can aim to reduce “everything” it encounters about our world to something that goes through the “scientific…