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I Wish I Could Believe (#poem #NaPoWriMo)

The prompt for day 15 is to write a dramatic dialogue. I think I failed, but here it is, anyway. I wish I could believe in God. It’s a free country. Believe what you want. I can’t believe something just … Continue reading

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All Research Is Biased – Might As Well Get Paid For It

Capitalist Epistemology: Is Money Truth? On November 28, 2014, the BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) posted an announcement that it would no longer publish papers from authors with financial ties to industry with the aim of eliminating harmful bias … Continue reading

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If correlation isn’t causation, what is?

If you get into any kind of discussion of a controversial topic these days, someone is likely to try to shut you down with a simple “correlation does not prove causation, stupid” kind of refrain. And they are correct that … Continue reading

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Some basic ideas regarding knowledge

This is information for students and may be less than entertaining, provocative or illuminating for others. The following are some ideas related to knowledge and how philosophers regard knowledge: Realism–This is a belief that there is a “real world” outside … Continue reading

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