Resolving Our Differences

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” — S.G. Tallentyre, The Friends of Voltaire

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The Connection Between Irrationality & Certainty

It is very likely that we are wrong about everything.

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The Ethics of Vaccines, Personal Responsibility, and Harm

The cost of allowing for freedom outweighs the benefit of preventing harm.

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Why Intuitions Are More Persuasive Than Arguments

“They’re so cold, these scholars!
May lightning strike their food
so that their mouths learn how
to eat fire!”

— Friedrich Nietzsche

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Protect the Animals

Why Academics Rarely Agree on Anything

“The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubt, while the stupid people are full of confidence.” — Charles Bukowski

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Elitism & Its Peril

When academics disagree with popular culture, they are falling into the trap of assuming that because they are intelligent in one field, they must also be expert analysts in all fields.

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Academics in Disagreement With Pop Culture

A book is like a mirror: if an ass looks in, you can’t expect an apostle to look out. ‒ G. C. Lichtenberg

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Without education we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously. ‒ G. K. Chesterton

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Our Beliefs May Be True, but Why?

“Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.”
Albert Einstein

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Why Our Delusions Permeate Society

Changing our minds delivers a calming, politically highly-consequential revelation: those on the other side of a debate might actually be nice. So disputes can’t be cast as stand-offs between bad people and good people (as we so often want to imagine). We can still disagree; we don’t need to hate. — The School of Life

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Jakub Ferencik

Author of “Up in the Air: Christianity, Atheism & the Global Problems of the 21st Century” on AMAZON | Exploring Ethical Living | IG: jakub.ferencik.official

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