Category: Society

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What is the Cost of a Private Tutor?

When people search for private tutors online, the most common types of search question after “what is a private tutor?” is “how much does a private tutor cost?” There area few costs and risks associated with finding the right tutor. This post will talk about a few of the main costs of a private tutor…
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Identifying Good Science

Most people probably encounter at least one article or social media post a day that starts with something along the lines of “studies show…” or “recent research suggests…” to entice them into some conclusion about a range of topics. Most of us understand how clickbait works (headlines that are much more dramatic than the actual…
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How to Apply Good Science

I discuss “good science” with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. This is because applying good scientific thought isn’t just for scientists. Good scientific thought makes you a more well informed person and keeps you more aware of how you form beliefs and test them. This is a quick list of a few ways you…
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Political Correctness Part 2: A Case for a Politically Correct Society

In the previous post of this series, I talked about the perceived cons of political correctness. Most of the argument is about the excess and how there’s no standard list of what is acceptable and unacceptable. This will be a more concise case for why it is still an overall good concept in a progressive…
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Political Correctness Part 1: What do we Lose?

Political Correctness is a term that draws a lot of ire from those that lean politically to the right. Some even claim that the backlash to political correctness is a major reason Trump got elected as president of the United States of America. This may very well be true but that it is important to look…
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Opinion: It’s Okay to Say, “I Don’t Know”

This is a concept I have been working on improving personally. People like to have opinions on everything as I’ve talked about in another post, but I believe it is healthy to admit when you just don’t have the experience, evidence, or authority to talk about something. I’m not going to make claims about how…
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The Psychology of Political Affiliation

Anyone that uses a social media account nowadays has probably had a few people in their lives that appeared to have shown their true liberal/conservative/libertarian/etc colours. People that you met at a party last week or have grown up with for over a decade are now holding views that you are surprised would even show up…
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An Opinion on Opinions: Because I’m Entitled to It

“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” -Daniel Patrick Moynihan This is a cliche topic to bring up, but it is important for the direction of this blog. The misunderstanding and misappropriation of this quote (usually due to people stopping at the comma) has empowered people to be willingly ignorant…
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“I May Be Biased, But I’m Not THAT Biased”

One of the empirical parts of healthy thinking is recognising ones own bias and when it can hinder their understanding of a situation or their ability to make quality decisions. Bias is not an inherently bad thing to have, but it is a powerful trait. Bias can be accurately attained from prior knowledge. The danger is…
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