This is Objectively Subjective

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How Media Manipulates. (China Vaccine Edition)

I heard recently about the low efficacy rates of the vaccines made in China. In the sources where I heard this news, it was framed in a way to suggest that it was obvious that Chinese made vaccines would be substandard. As someone who wanted to verify the veracity of the statements, it was really hard to find any objective…

The Contrivance Of Mary's Room. 

Mary’s Room(wiki, TEDEd video) is a philosophical thought experiment proposed by Frank Jackson. The experiment is summarized as: Mary, a scientist who exists in a black and white world where she has extensive access to physical descriptions of color, but no actual human perceptual experience of color. The central question of the thought experiment is whether Mary will gain new…

The Trolley Problem Fallacy.

We all know the trolley problem. It goes: There is a runaway trolley barreling down the railway tracks. Ahead, on the tracks, there are five people tied up and unable to move. The trolley is headed straight for them. You are standing some distance off in the train yard, next to a lever. If you pull this lever, the trolley…

You are not entitled to your opinion.

To have an opinion seems so natural that it becomes easy to believe that it’s an inalienable right of being human. However, we have other instinctive traits that, as a collective, agreed should be either illegal or socially shunned; therefore, the argument of naturality or instinctiveness is not a valid argument, thus having opinions should not be immune from the…

Why we will fail at stopping climate change.

I have a (hopefully) great example that highlights the disconnect between those who feel like we should have reacted sooner and those who don’t. I think it’s a matter of perception of time. In our research into explaining what makes humans sentient, we discovered that the ability to plan for the future is a key factor in contributing to sentience.

On False Freedoms and the Oppression of Truth

It’s easy to point to the other injustices that the CCP have perpetrated as proof that their actions are evil Have we not systematically wiped out the Natives of the Americas? Have we not tweaked the history lessons we teach our kids so that we deemphasized slavery in favor of “indentured servitude”? Do we not continue to white wash…