Category Archives: Critical Thinking

Some of the posts are examples of critical thinking, rather than being about critical thinking

Who Killed the Electric Car and more importantly, the Electric Truck?

Preface. Who cares about electric cars?  Civilization ends when trucks stop running, and trucks can’t run on batteries because they’re too heavy (93% of the cargo weight, 25% of the cargo space), and an all-electric truck fleet would require thousands … Continue reading

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Why do political, economic, and scientific leaders deny Peak Oil and Climate Change?

[ Related posts: Telling others about peak oil and limits to growth Why do so few alter their lives to lessen climate change and peak oil? Alice Friedemann   www.energyskeptic.com  author of “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the Future of … Continue reading

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Book Review of Grain Brain: Extraordinary claim not backed up by evidence

[ This is my book review of David Perlmutter’s (2013) Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar–Your Brain’s Silent Killers. And hey, if you want to believe in silly dietary notions despite all the peer-reviewed evidence, I … Continue reading

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Over 250 Cognitive biases, fallacies, errors, and more

What makes us susceptible to nonsense? A scientific paper on Bullsh*t was recently published: “On the reception and detection of pseudo-profound bullshit”, which attempts to identify what makes people susceptible to nonsense. The authors defined BS as a statement that … Continue reading

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What percent of Americans are rational?

Preface. Why does rationality matter — what’s the harm in believing there’s a fat old “Santa Claus” God in the sky noting down every time you’re naughty or nice on trillions of inhabited planets in the universe for every second … Continue reading

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