Category: Thinking in Daily Life

Thinking in Daily Life category post

Reasoning, Knowledge, Mental Stance, and Commonality

Paradigm Shifts

One problem of using probabilities to relate world facts in one’s worldview is … when a contrary event occur, a person is able to fit the event as an acceptable fact within one’s worldview, by forcing one’s probabilities to allow it.

Electric Lights Across America

What would the blogs and forums have made of the outrageous image of a man with flames shooting out of his mouth? Lacking standards and in a rush to be electrified, towns found themselves saddled with shoddy work. Birds and insects attracted to the light were killed in large numbers, their tiny bodies littering the…

Stone Age in New Guinea

It’s not an intellectual superiority of Western population that accounts for societies’ differences, but differences in soil and local wildlife.

In Your Prime

When recalling old memories becomes more important that making new memories, we are done. Well, I’m not done yet. – Bret Hart

Ben Carson and Kim Davis

Here’s a quote of Ben Carson on his position with respect to a Muslim president. “I don’t care what a person’s religious beliefs are or what their religious heritage is. If they embrace American culture, if they embrace our constitution and are willing to place that above their religious beliefs, I have no problem with…

Survival of the Fittest

We all know the expression “survival of the fittest” which Herbert Spencer coined, as much for its use in social discussions as in natural selection. The better expression is “propagation of the most fertile.” It’s more faithful to Darwin’s work. It’s the subsequent generations of the most fertile that benefit by increasing numbers, rather than…

Two Types of Thinking

The Dual Process theory divides a person’s thinking in two streams – immediate action to external reality and slower planning by logical decision-making.

Lies People Tell to Themselves

Watching news lately. Some people tell themselves they raised good kids who made bad decisions, while other people raised bad kids as their actions show.