“If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.”Isaac Asimov “Studies have shown that more information gets passed through water cooler gossip than through official memos. Which puts me at a disadvantage because I bring my own water to work.” Dwight Schrute Epistemology is a branch of philosophy regarding the Read more
“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”Søren Kierkegaard Sorry to disappoint, but this is not going to be some highfalutin — and still at this temporal distance, a mostly speculative — review of the various trends that begun, continued or reached their ultimate crescendo in the historic year that was Read more
“I believe that reading and writing are the most nourishing forms of meditation anyone has so far found. By reading the writings of the most interesting minds in history, we meditate with our own minds and theirs as well. This to me is a miracle.”Kurt Vonnegut Reading is important. Writing is too. I have previously Read more
“What is true is already so. Owning up to it doesn’t make it worse. Not being open about it doesn’t make it go away. And because it’s true, it is what is there to be interacted with. Anything untrue isn’t there to be lived. People can stand what is true, for they are already enduring Read more
“Well, pray if you like, only you’d do better to use your judgment” Leo Tolstoy (War & Peace) Today I am going to do a quick rundown on rationality. The following is a slightly altered and expanded version of something I posted on my Instagram story a few months ago, so I apologise to those Read more
Preface: I wanted to address this topic early in the lifespan of ThereforeThink, as I don’t want all the talk about reasoning, the brain, philosophical ideas or intelligent decision-making to be comprehended as IQ-elitism. Hopefully this article clears up any potential concerns in that regard. To be concise, though, anything that is said here at Read more
What is the world like? Is it a good place? If it’s a composition of good and bad elements, which of these elements do we wish to keep? Who gets to decide which parts we rid ourselves of?