The Hardest Thing in the World

No, it’s not my penis. (That’s the second-hardest.) It’s insight, often called intuition, and we argue about it all the time. FACTS, you see, are almost never called into question. Take the mean surface temperature of Earth. Just about everyone agrees it’s going up. The question is why. Is that a manifestation of anthropogenic climate change, or is it something else? Psychological biases, social trends, … Continue reading The Hardest Thing in the World

Dear Internet

Dear Internet, You are not “educating” someone when you explain how or why they’re wrong. If you merely critique, you will merely appear to criticize. And all creatures defend themselves when attacked. It’s an instinctive, genetic response. The fact is, whether it should be this way or not, the human brain is not an all-purpose computer. People do not, like Mr. Spock, logically evaluate the truth-value content of non-emotive … Continue reading Dear Internet