Assumptions of science: 5 reasons you should be skeptical

Assumptions of science: 5 reasons you should be skeptical.

Science is the most successful knowledge generating tool the world has ever seen. It has majorly impacted the lives of almost everyone on earth. But most people trust, and even use this tool daily, without fully understanding it.

Science is an invented tool, not a fundamental aspect of nature. Yet even the majority of scientists are unaware of its limitations.

In this article I will explain some of those limitations. I will tell you about 5 important assumptions of science. Continue reading

The true history of science and religion, part 1: Galileo

The true history of science and religion, part 1: Galileo

There is a popular myth that science and religion are at odds and have been throughout history. Maybe you were even taught this myth at school.

I’m sure you’ve heard of Galileo Galilei. He’s that famous 17th century scientist who tried to convince everyone that the Earth revolves around the sun. Then the Catholic Church demonized and imprisoned him for his troubles. Or so the story goes.

It’s not true. At least, not entirely.

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The old man on the bench

The old man on the bench

The old man on the bench is a flash fiction story I wrote a few years ago. It is about the importance of human connection and understanding. I decided to post it here because I think it fits in well with the theme of this blog.

Enjoy!

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Every morning old Jeremiah Stuart took his coffee mug and his cardboard sign down to the park bench. He placed the sign on the bench next to him and sipped his coffee, waiting.

The sign read: SIT HERE FOR REWARDING CONVERSATION.

No one did.

Every evening old Jeremiah Stuart picked up his sign and his coffee mug full of change and returned to his million-dollar apartment, where he ate dinner alone and went to bed alone. Continue reading

How to use your empathy superpower to heal the world

How to use your empathy superpower to heal the world

Did you know that you have a superpower? Yes, you. It may not be as sexy as flying or superspeed, but it’s much more practical because you can use it without creating a secret identity or landing on the front page of the newspaper.

Would you like to know how you can use it to heal the world?

Then read on…

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What is this blog about?

What is this blog about

So you’ve landed on my blog somehow and now you’re wondering, what the heck is this blog about anyway? Why does it even exist?

I’ll get to that in a minute, but first let me address a more important question.

Is this blog for you?

I can answer that if you answer a few questions.

Do you like to learn new and interesting things that could change the way that you think?

Are you skeptical of everything, even science?

Are you open-minded and willing to accept that maybe not everything you know is correct?

Do you like to engage in interesting discussions about topics that most people know little about?

Are you sick of wars and hatred and violence and pointless arguments?

Do you believe that everyone can help to change the world if they really want to?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, this blog might be for you. If you answered yes to all of the above questions, this blog is definitely for you! Continue reading