[VIDEO] Critical Thoughts: Belief vs Fact

One of the primary sources of conflict and violence I see in the world are many people’s gross
misconceptions about the difference between a belief and a fact.

Let’s face it – as a species we buy into some of the most ridiculous nonsense imaginable and then swear it’s the only way things could be. We are ridiculous that way. We have grown, educated people who should know better teaching myths to school children who have no ability to judge how rational or irrational that information is. There are instances where those same children are literally beaten if they do not agree. Now I ask you, is that education or is that child abuse? Continue reading

[VIDEO] The Most Dangerous Trap Cults Spring on You

When you start to look at the main things that are wrong with dangerous cults, or any kind of mass movement in general, you quickly find your attention going to the nature of belief itself and what is real versus what is fantasy. What I’m talking about doesn’t just apply to religion, although that’s one of the easiest things for most people to see. This also works out in politics, economics, consumerism and even civil rights and gender issues. Continue reading

[VIDEO] What is Critical Thinking?

Every single day, each one of us are assaulted with information. Facts and figures are thrown at us by the news media, advertisers, our boss, our subordinates, friends and family. Data comes in all different forms and varieties, from commercials claiming 4 out of 5 dentists recommend a particular toothpaste, to rumors about celebrities, to “facts” being taught to our children in schools. Just about every single person you run into or see or hear is feeding you information and claiming it is true. Continue reading

[VIDEO] Critical Q&A #6

I apologize for having been away for a few weeks longer than usual. I had some personal issues to deal with which kept me off the camera. Here now is the sixth installment of my question-and-answer video show, where I take up questions subscribers and commenters have asked me in my videos and answer them as best I can. Questions in this video: Continue reading