Tag Archives: Stupidity

The Efficient-World Hypothesis

I have many vices, but a belief in the Just-World Hypothesis is not one of them. I do not personally believe that there is any moral order to either nature of history*, and indeed, I am of the impression that … Continue reading

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Am I Being Stupid?

One of the things that first attracted me to the Space Studies Program was its inter-disciplinarity. I liked the idea on paper, but in practice I figured that it would be lip-service and that the bulk of the program would … Continue reading

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Disqualifying Terms

There are certain words and phrases whose use in an unironic or non-critical context will immediately stop me from taking the author’s argument seriously. A partial list is presented as follows: “Politically Correct:” This is almost always used as a … Continue reading

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The Stupidest Arguments I Have Ever Heard

I should be preparing for my defense, but honestly, I feel like I would be ready to go right now if I had to do so, and endlessly rehashing the same information is hurting my brain. So instead, I’m going … Continue reading

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Amoral Karma

I have a very simple policy towards other people’s religions, which is much the same as the policy that I have towards other people’s sex lives: that is to say that I regard them as being deeply personal, and so … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney, the “G”OP and the Perils of Living in a Fantasy World

I was pleased to learn last night that Barack Obama had scored re-election as President of the United States. Alot of people seem to be treating this as if it’s some kind of shock or upset, in spite of the … Continue reading

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The Way That It Doesn’t Work

Is there anyone who seriously disagrees that the “friend argument” is rubbish? This, for the untutoured, is when someone attempts to extract themselves from accusations of bigotry by claiming that “some of their best friends” belong to the category in … Continue reading

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