There’s a New Study that Totally Justifies Your Way of Life in the Face of Haters

A new study is the perfect response to that one know-it-all who decided to criticize something about the way you’ve chosen to live. This new study confirms exactly what you’ve known all along, but now you have the authority and legitimacy of a peer-reviewed journal to bolster your preferences in the face of haters. It’s especially the case that your granola-eating Aunt, who always had it out for you, will feel the burn once she reads definitive evidence that your choice on vaccines is the Read more […]

Climate Change Activism is a Clinic on Informal Fallacies

Bette Midler recently blamed “ignorant selfish climate deniers” for the uncommonly warm winter weather: Dec. 22, 2015, 63 degrees in NYC. I would like to thank the ignorant selfish climate deniers for all their goodwill toward the planet. Midler is just another in a long line of climate change activists who can’t seem to get the hang of this whole critical thinking thing. Midler’s tweet is all the more puzzling when you consider that just last year she blamed cold weather on climate change: If Read more […]

You Can’t Trust Anyone in a Partisan World

In a world where partisan politics is the norm, there is one casualty that’s often overlooked: the casualty of credibility. We tend to believe the interpretation of the facts from those partisan “experts” who agree with our values. This means that our views on the facts are not actually reasonable most of the time. The facts do not shape our worldviews. Rather, our partisan precommitments to worldviews shape the facts. It was refreshing to see this outlined in a recent article in The Atlantic: In Read more […]