Debiasing: How to Change Your Mind

The Unity Process adds an extra set of skills and takes debiasing to a “whole nother level”, by working through each emotional upset, which pinpoints where each of our biases are. This video has a few decent introductory techniques, and definitely explains the problem well, but to truly debias your thinking, you’re going to have to work through your emotional upsets as they arise. Read more »

Socrates: Biography of a Great Thinker

We recommend the Socratic Method for all discussions, interactions, conflict resolution, teaching, and processing emotional upsets, as it is a “mode of questioning that deeply probes the meaning, justification, or logical strength of a claim, position, or line of reasoning. Socratic Questioning can be carried out in a variety of ways and adapted to many levels of ability and understanding (CriticalThinking.org).” Socrates was one of the founders of Western Philosophy. […] Read more »

TEDxUFM: Michael Strong – Socratic Practice as Disruptive Technology

Would you like to change the world, and disrupt powerful hierarchical systems of relating? Learn about an important practice acts as a disruptive technology to pre established dominance hierarchies, while also making you a free thinking individual. Do you accept the challenge? Read more »

Socratic Questioning Lecture w/ Examples (7 Videos)

We recommend the Socratic Method for all discussions, interactions, conflict resolution, teaching, and processing emotional upsets, as it is a “mode of questioning that deeply probes the meaning, justification, or logical strength of a claim, position, or line of reasoning. Socratic Questioning can be carried out in a variety of ways and adapted to many levels of ability and understanding (CriticalThinking.org).”   Read more »

THUNK – 86. Cognitive Biases & the Socratic Method

This is a powerful method of discovering our deep underlying biases, as well as of discovering the truth, and aligning with it. We use this process daily in our discussions and in sessions with our clients, and highly recommend it to anyone who has a thirst for truth, as well as a thirst for sharing the truth with others in a way that propels everyone forward. Human thought has hundreds […] Read more »

Ohio State researchers demonstrate Socratic questioning in cognitive therapy

We use Socratic Questioning in our sessions, classes, and private arguments, to discover our core beliefs, to analyze our thinking, to keep our thinking accountable, and to keep each other accountable.  It is highly useful tool that vastly improves the quality of our lives, and the lives of our clients.  To learn more about our sessions, please click on the link.  If all of our interactions could start including the […] Read more »

Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro: Frontline of Free Speech

Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro join Dave for a live discussion about postmodernism, Trump, conservatism, free speech, and rules for life. This has been demonetized by YouTube, help the Rubin Report continue to make content like this: http://www.rubinreport.com/donate Read more »

Fix Yourself

Jordan Peterson is bringing the “what” back to the West, whereas our focus and desire is to bring the “why” back to the West, and by extension to the world. You can see the difference in his practical advice given in this wel made video, as he is clearly identifying the problem, but it still lacks the deeper “why” that will make the changes lasting and self-replicating. Read more »

The Modern University

The modern university has become an biased training ground for political ideologues, with the intent to stamp out all opposing viewpoints and thinking as hateful, backwards, violent, and authoritarian.  The ironic thing is, they do this all while embodying these character traits while shadow projecting on all opposing viewpoints. The university has become the breeding ground for ideological hate and violence in their attack against viewpoint diversity. Read more »

Socratic Questioning vs Sophistry

There are two main ways to have a debate, one is to view it as a power struggle to be won, and the second is to see it as an opportunity to progress and grow. The sophists in ancient Greece would use “the tools of philosophy and rhetoric to entertain, impress, or persuade an audience to accept the speaker’s point of view,” as a means of winning an argumentative power […] Read more »

Jordan Peterson on the Channel 4 Controversy and Philosophy of “How to be in the World”

Jordan Peterson responds in full to the Channel 4 interview and its aftermath. He also elaborates on what we think are the five strongest points of his philosophy on “how to be in the world”, namely: The centrality of the archetypal hero’s myth The central role of the Logos during the hero’s narrative Making the right sacrifices when bargaining with the future Orienting yourself towards the highest possible good you […] Read more »

Mandatory Vaccinations are Unscientific

In this video, I use inductive reasoning to examine the underlying philosophy behind the arguments for and against vaccinations, especially mandatory vaccinations. Inductive reasoning, which is the foundation of the scientific method, calls for collecting data points, and using them to come to a probable conclusion. However, it seems that proponents of vaccinations are missing out on some important data points that could change their viewpoint on the topic; namely […] Read more »

Reason & Free Will

True free will occurs when reason shapes our identity and worldview, and we play within the safe confines of its rules, while the illusion of free will occurs when our identity and worldview dictates our reasoning, and we play outside the safe confines of logic. In the illusion of free will, we get to make up the rules of logic as we go, and we don’t have to feel enslaved […] Read more »

The Importance of Setting Healthy Boundaries with Leftists

It is nearly impossible to have civil discussion with leftists and progressives, which are those who desire social justice, equity, socialism, and even communism, as we’ve found that their emotional capacity was never able to progress past that of young children. The only thing that works when dealing with emotionally petulant children is setting and enforcing firm psychological boundaries; otherwise we’ll end up in energy draining power struggles. It is […] Read more »

Dennis Prager: Why Socialism Makes People Selfish

Dennis Prager talks at the University of Wyoming about why socialism makes people selfish, as well as about the labels and attacks that are directed towards moral people in the name of so-called “social justice”.  I particularly liked this quote from the presentation, as it lines up with Gnostic metaphors about Jesus being the personification of the Divine “Logos”, which is Greek for “reason” and “logic”: “I believe reason alone […] Read more »

Propaganda and Manipulation: How mass media engineers and distorts our perceptions

This is a second video on the psychology of propaganda and to date has been viewed by over 275, 000 people. Prof. Kroth reviews five major techniques for how American mass media manipulates and twists the view Americans have of their world. The seriousness of the distortion, and our progressive loss of contact with reality is dramatic. We are increasingly living inside a media-induced trance without knowing it. Children believe […] Read more »

Gender Identity: Why All the Confusion?

If gender and sexual orientation is no longer biological, but only a social construct, that means that homosexual men and women are not born that way, but can choose their sexual orientation. What a can of worms that opens up, when compared to the previous claims from those who have struggled with gender dysphoria and/or their sexual orientation. Think about it for a moment, either they’re born that way and […] Read more »