Remembering what my father said about belief


All Writings, Blog, Psychology

I remember my father as a wise man.  He acquired a wisdom that comes from doing work with his own hands, tinkering with any machine for hours and finding a fix when many others would simply give up.  And he had the gift of interacting with people face-to-face with an uncommon familiarity.  I don’t know […]

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June 26, 2018

Does social networking encourage jumping to conclusions?


All Writings, Observations, Psychology

What is Jumping to conclusions? Jumping to conclusions (officially the jumping conclusion bias, often abbreviated as JTC, and also referred to as the inference-observation confusion[1]) is a psychological term referring to a communication obstacle where one “judge[s] or decide[s] something without having all the facts; to reach unwarranted conclusions”.[2][3] In other words, “when I fail to distinguish between what I […]

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April 4, 2018

The exclusive focus on physical things will create an imbalance


All Writings, Blog, Observations, Psychology, Self improvement

There has been a noticeable insistence on physical things in recent times.  It has been very deliberate, systematic, and evident of great intelligence.  Who are its proponents is not the most important thing.  One could, of course, examine the sayings of modern, atheist thinkers like Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins.  Listening to such intelligent men […]

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February 5, 2018

It’s okay to be superstitious right now


All Writings, Blog

Why would anyone knowingly want to be superstitious!  There is enough trouble in life without being such.  Yes, it is not wrong to reach this conclusion.  However, when you look at the lack of reason in human society, it does give one cause for wonder.  One wonders specifically in this way: We have today, a […]

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January 13, 2018