Rationality (a definition of)

Rationality just means using logic to arrive at truth. Rather than using emotions / cognitive biases. Logic simply involves correctly interpreting available information. What does it mean to be correct / incorrect? Correct interpretations cannot be disproved by existing information, while incorrect ones can be disproved by simply examining available evidence. And because new information … Continue reading Rationality (a definition of)

Certainty and (religious) fundamentalism

(This post comprises fragments from a discussion I’ve recently had with some friends, so pardon any apparent disjointedness.) Certainty is a subjective assessment of truthfulness ascribed to truth-statements, which varies from statement to statement, and differs from person to person. For example, if you have personally seen something happen, then told your friend about what … Continue reading Certainty and (religious) fundamentalism