Category Archives: Contemporary Sophism

The New Alchemists

There are some who claim they can read tea leaves. You can’t of course, not unless you have the proper training and years of experience; at least that’s the story. But though that detritus at the bottom of cup means … Continue reading

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Ignoring Your Own Scientific Method

An article I recently ran across on a new particle smashing experiment contained the following: Research scientists announced on Monday they had identified the missing piece of a major puzzle involving the make-up of the universe…According to physicists at Gran … Continue reading

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No, Skepticism is Not an Answer

So often you see professional philosophers commit bonehead mistakes. I recently ran across one. Barry Stroud attacks the notion of a “privileged class” of statements that are “transcendental arguments” Such arguments are statements that when uttered meaningfully by certain individuals, … Continue reading

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