The Ties That Bind . . . are Tribal

When we're confronted with new ideas, we have a strong tendency to retreat to the beliefs we're comfortable with. This cognitive bias keeps us safe but also prevents us from seeing the errors in our own thinking and makes our world smaller than it should be. It's time to leave the cave of tribalism and embrace the unknown. It's risky and potentially painful but absolutely necessary. [More]

The Daily Owl 9-10-2013

“The cleverest defenders of faith are its greatest enemies: for their subtleties engender doubt and stimulate the mind.” (Durant)
“The cleverest defenders of faith are its greatest enemies: for their subtleties engender doubt and stimulate the mind.” (Durant) [More]

The Daily Owl 9-3-2013

“Reason now leads me to think that I should hold back my assent from opinions which are not certain and indubitable just as carefully and as I do from those which are patently false.”
“Reason now leads me to think that I should hold back my assent from opinions which are not certain and indubitable just as carefully and as I do from those which are patently false.” [More]

If You Don’t Talk To Your Kids About Philosophy, Who Will?

One in five teens will experiment with philosophy. Only you can help.
One in five teens will experiment with philosophy. Only you can help. [More]