Howard Zinn: On The Stupidity Of War
Peter Joseph | No One Is Safe, The Evolution Of Human Thought
Douglas Mallette on overcoming cultural differences by education
First published Fri Feb 4, 2000; substantive revision Thu Jul 28, 2005 War should be understood as an actual, intentional and widespread armed conflict between political communities. Thus, fisticuffs between individual persons do not count as a war, nor does a gang fight, nor does a feud on the order of the Hatfields versus the McCoys. War
Chomsky proves Pat Condell's hypocrisy
Pat Condell's hypocrisy vis a vis Islam
Noam Chomsky feels that Afghan war is "Immoral" BBC Video
Examined Life by Astra Taylor
Jean Paul Sartre: The Road to Freedom (Human, All Too Human, BBC)
Philosophy and the Matrix- Return to the Source
Americans Chained by Illusion | Brainwash Update
The Emergent and Symbiotic Aspects of Natural Law
Historical materialism is a methodological approach to the study of society, economics, and history first articulated by Karl Marx (1818–1883) as the materialist conception of history. It is a theory of socioeconomic development according to which changes in material conditions (technology and productive capacity) are the primary influence on how society and the economy are organised. Historical materialism
Don't believe in anyone else's BS (Belief System)
Myths that bind: Utopia, human nature and economic laws
Believe Nothing (but understand as much as you can)
BBC interview with Feynman (uncertainty)
Coherentism VS Foundationalism Coherentism VS Foundationalism | fictionnonfictioneng
Jacque Fresco - Are we civilized yet?
Waking Life - Free will
Neuroscience and Free Will
Neuroscience and Free Will - Libet's Experiment
I might note that you're citing experiments, which while not entirely debunked are in many circles considered to be highly flawed. For example, the "when did you decide to move your finger," experiment.
Jacque Fresco - The Illusion of Free Will
Are we Conditioned or do we have Free Will?
Free Will with Sam Harris
In this blog post I’ll be analyzing the concept of ‘free will’. First of all, I want to demonstrate the meaning of this term and why free will is questionable in the first place. If we look at the dictionary definition of free will, it means: The 'Free Will' Concept Deconstructed
Why Philosophy Will Always Own Science's Ass
Michael Shermer's Baloney Detection Kit
Postmodernism is a philosophical movement born after World War II, brought about by a disillusionment with the objectivist stance on reality boosted by The Enlightenment. To be honest, a renaissance of human knowledge never truly took off during the time we know of as "The Renaissance" -humanity had to wait until the 19th Century for the Enlightenment ideals to actually take hold of society and governments. This truly was the age of Rationalism and Science. This age also taught us a sad reality: despite all this sophistication, we could still act as Barbarians on our own land. After two World Wars, people sought a new way of thinking. Even back then it must have been obvious -things were changing. The Postmodernist Deceit
The Danger of Opinions
Terence McKenna - Science, Education and Relativism
Chomsky on Science and Postmodernism
Terence Mckenna denounces Relativism
Michael Shermer: Why people believe strange things
The Ad Hominem Fallacy
Argument from ignorance Argument from ignorance (Latin: argumentum ad ignorantiam), also known as appeal to ignorance (in which ignorance stands for "lack of evidence to the contrary"), is a fallacy in informal logic. It asserts that a proposition is true because it has not yet been proven false (or vice versa). This represents a type of false dichotomy in that it excludes a third option, which is that there is insufficient investigation and therefore insufficient information to prove the proposition satisfactorily to be either true or false.
An open mind is a mind that is receptive to new ideas and information. Open mind
The Fine Art of Baloney Detection It makes your head spin.
James Randi exposes Uri Geller and Peter Popoff
The Randi Show - Cold Fusion and Carl Sagan
Zeitgeist Day 2013: Matt Berkowitz | "Logical Fallacies & Cultural Baggage" [Part 3 of 11]
Matt Berkowitz talks with Abby Martin about "Logical Fallacies", The Zeitgeist Movement Oct 3rd 2013
inFact: Logical Fallacies 1
inFact: Logical Fallacies 2
The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly rating their ability much higher than is accurate. This bias is attributed to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their ineptitude. Actual competence may weaken self-confidence, as competent individuals may falsely assume that others have an equivalent understanding. David Dunning and Justin Kruger of Cornell University conclude, "the miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others". Proposal The phenomenon was first tested in a series of experiments published in 1999 by David Dunning and Justin Kruger of the Department of Psychology, Cornell University. They noted earlier studies suggesting that ignorance of standards of performance is behind a great deal of incompetence.
illusion of superiority
These biases are especially annoying when it comes to economics. All too often economists try to pretend to be psychologists... But people aren't rational actors.
Politics Wrecks Your Brain | Fascinating Study
The Most Depressing Discovery About the Brain, Ever September 16, 2013 |
The Psychology of Belief - Bias and the Brain