Monthly Archives: March 2014

Bloom’s “Just Babies” and our obsession with moralising sex

I’ve just finished reading Paul Bloom’s “Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil“, it is an enjoyable read that flows easily and never demands too much from the reader. Importantly, I did find in it one idea that I

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Sources of error: Essentialism Fallacy

There is a mistake we all make, and keep making, over and over, at every possible occasion, and will keep making, even after realising that we do. This happens because it is, in general terms, the most useful cognitive mistake

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Posted in Philosophy, Science, Stupidity

More Rigorous Ethics: a look at normative societies

This is another post inspired by the remarkable work of Marwa, “an ex-Muslim, an apostate, an atheist, an escapee from the Middle East” and gifted writer. She talks about the first-hand horrors she experienced, and although her main focus is

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Posted in Ethics, New Atheism, Politics, Religion

Random thoughts on Antifragility (Part 1)

Nassim N. Taleb book “Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder” is notoriously divisive: you either love it or hate it. In my case, it’s both: I loved reading it as much as I found it infuriating. I will start my

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Posted in Ethics, Evolution, Philosophy, Science
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