The Problem With Conspiracy Theories Reloaded Colon The Next Generation of Electric Boogaloo (Plus How and Why This Applies to Language Acquisition)

Again, the problem with conspiracy theories isn’t that they’re not true — people do conspire. The problem is that they subvert, invert and erase all basic standards of reasoning and logical consistency. They tend not to be falsifiable, which makes them worse than true/untrue — it makes them unusable for practical purposes, like a dirty…

The GoldenEye Principle: Flow, Dopamine, Spirituality and How to Make Everything As Fun as Video Games and Multiplayer Bedroom Sports

This entry is part of 26 in the series Timeboxing Trilogy

This entry is part of 26 in the series Timeboxing Trilogy“The GoldenEye was a fictional electro-magnetic orbital weapon developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War.” [GoldenEye (weapon) | James Bond Wiki | Fandom] bit.ly/36rz6sF You don’t like sex or video-games quite as much as you think you do.These activities are not that intrinsically…

Khatzumoto, You Say to Imitate Japanese People Faithfully, But Why Do You Overuse Kanji? Isn’t That a Bit of Hypocrisy? Also, Why Are Your Thighs so Thick? It Doesn’t Really Seem Appropriate for a “Heterosexual” Man? Could You Do Me a Favor and Never Wear Shorts Again?

This is a question I get a lot. The kanji question, I mean. The other ones I will not dignify with an answer! OK, so two reasons: Deliberate Overtraining. Personal Taste Bordering on Activisim Let’s talk about overtraining first. Do you know why Kenyan long distance runners are so good? It’s not genes, I’m afraid.…

The Problem with Conspiracy Theories…

…isn’t that they’re not true: it’s that they’re not useful. Not actionable. Not empowering. Not falsifiable. “Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.” Frank Herbert Do people conspire? Yes. Do governments lie? On the daily. So…