Confirmation Bias as a Negative Strategy to Resolve Contradictions Through Pressuring Conformity

I recently had a run in with a person who was very argumentative with my partner, but it turned out it was due to the contradictions and contrast my partner was providing to him about his own limited worldview, and in an attempt to restore the status quo, he looked up everything he could find that contradicted my partner’s viewpoint and confirmed his own. When one seeks only viewpoints that […] Read more »

The Rewards of Self-Deception, and why it is the Satanic Path

Self-fallacy, self-fallere (fallere = Latin for “to deceive”), aka self-deception, is a real problem for humanity. Rationalization, which is reasoning from a desired conclusion rather than reasoning from a solid premise, is called in the cognitive sciences emotionally motivated reasoning. Think of rationalization as the inversion of reason, where all inversion is “metaphorically “Satanic”, and it leads to Machiavellian thinking and behaviors, where the ends justify the means. Motivated reasoning […] Read more »

Logic Before Grammar: Putting the Cart Before the Horse

Have you ever been in a discussion where you felt like you just weren’t on the same page, and that no matter how much information you shared, their mind was already made up?  This is a common problem in today’s world, where the school systems have taught children for generations to think critically with the Classical Trivium, which is the wrong order for utilizing the Trivium method of critical thinking. […] Read more »