Category Archives: epistemology

Any Idea Can be Dangerous!

Yes, even “noble” ideas can become dangerous as I have often noted.  Even “Jesus is the Light of the World” can become ignoble if one becomes so intoxicated with himself that he feels he has to hammer others with a … Continue reading

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We Are Stubbornly, “Beasts at Heart”

A contributor to the Washington Post, Kara Swisher, who writes from the perspective of the business world noted the “unconscious bias” that is often made in such things as hiring practices.  She described it as “a bias that kicks in … Continue reading

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The GOP is Legitimating Insanity

Donald Trump frequently reminds us of his “huge” election win last November, taking great pride in that he overcame the “common-sense” odds and easily prevailed in the Electoral College.  Frequently he has conveyed his belief that by being elected to … Continue reading

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Spicer, Trump, and “Messin'” with Reality

  The President’s press secretary, Sean Spicer, continues to be in hot water.  It would be hard for it to be any other way as he has the task of speaking for Trump daily before the national press and is … Continue reading

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Ignorance of One’s Ignorance is Dangerous

A recent New York Times op-ed was entitled, “When the President is Ignorant of His Own Ignorance.”  Thomas Edsall was addressing Trump’s arrogant assumption that he is always “in the know” and does not need anyone’s advice.  This was demonstrated … Continue reading

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Fox News, Trump, & Epistemic Closure

The United States has another illustration of the obstinate commitment of many conservatives to “stand by their man,” regardless of what he has said or done.  Their mind is made up, don’t confuse them with facts!  Bill O’Reilly and Fox … Continue reading

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“Don’t Take me Literally…”

  Just days ago I told the judge here in Taos, NM, “Do not take me literally!” I had announced days earlier, in a crowded local theater, “Fire, fire!”  And I told the judge I was not speaking literally.  Furthermore, … Continue reading

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