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The Security Hysteria and Discrimination
May 1, 2012 • 2 comments • 698 views
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While reading through my RSS-feed today I came across a puzzling post by Sam Harris titled “In Defense of Profiling”. He talks about the way security treats people on airports and come to some strange conclusions about this. Firstly, let me say a thing or two about my own experience with, and thoughts about, the […]

The Titanic’s 100th Anniversary
April 20, 2012 • no comments • 439 views
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April 15th was the 100th year anniversary of the Titanic accident. I was planning to make a post on that day, but I never found the time, but here it is four days late. The story about the Titanic has always fascinated me – ever since I was a little kid. My granddad, who was a fisherman […]

Definition: Hamster-wheel Logic
January 17, 2012 • 2 comments • 2 100 views
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Hamster-wheel logic noun The use of a rapid series of circular arguments to argue a point. It is similar to a “Gish gallop”, a debating technique that involves drowning the opponent in a torrent of half-truths, lies, and straw-man arguments. Example: The creationist Kem Ham’s attempt to answer the question: “How do we know other […]