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Tag Archives: science
On Causes versus Coincidences
“Correlation does not equal causality” is an often-heard phrase when someone says “I did X and Y happened.” It occurred to me a while ago that we should stop saying it that way. If I do a thing one time … Continue reading
Posted in General Sharing Tagged Anecdotal evidence, Causes, Coincidence, Experience, logic, philosophy, science Leave a comment
One Day, She Met a Man
One Day, She Met A Man – A Short Tale One day, while walking outside, she met a man. Or maybe it was a ghost of a man yet to be, she was never sure. He was throwing his hands … Continue reading
Posted in Family, General Sharing, Philosophy, Tattoos Tagged faith, feelings, infinity, Life, logic, passion, philosophy, science, symbolism, tattoo 9 Comments
On Proof and Science
The fact that something did happen is proof that it can happen. In reality, it is the only actual proof, as everything else is speculation. We may believe all sorts of things, but only those that we know have happened … Continue reading
Posted in General Sharing Tagged corrupting influences, known, logic, math, memory, narratives, observation, philosophy, proof, proven, science, spin Leave a comment
Economics is Not Science
Do you ever wonder why so many lessons from history don’t seem to be learned? We keep repeating the same mistakes and expect to get different results, which generally does not turn out well. Several recent & ongoing discussions among … Continue reading
Posted in Politics, Rants and Raves Tagged art, economics, scholarship, science, The Powers That Be Leave a comment