A modest incentive

I believe current Federal policy covers medical costs for COVID-19 testing and treatment. If we slightly adjust such policy such that only vaccinated or those allergic to ingredients or medically ineligible are covered, then I think perhaps it might be another incentive to get vaccinated. Of course, this should go into effect after the FDA… Continue reading A modest incentive

TED Talk: What frogs in hot water can teach us about thinking again

This one is a nutshell for Adam Grant’s newest book, Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know. I loved the book. I encourage everyone to read it. I’ve long strived for confident humility. I love that he names this talk after the myth of the frog in a slowly boiling pot. Frogs… Continue reading TED Talk: What frogs in hot water can teach us about thinking again

Collected quotes, 2020

The dangers of not thinking clearly are much greater now than ever before. It’s not that there’s something new in our way of thinking – it’s that credulous and confused thinking can be much more lethal in ways it was never before. Carl Sagan Quotes. (n.d.). BrainyQuote.com. Retrieved January 6, 2020, from BrainyQuote.com Web site:… Continue reading Collected quotes, 2020

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Election season: U.S. leader quotes on my mind

Now more than ever the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. President James-Garfield, 100th anniversary of Declaration of Independence Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give… Continue reading Election season: U.S. leader quotes on my mind

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Election season: My re-reading list mandatory

Illusory Truth Effect : how the frequency of statements influences how accurate we think they are. Puppet Candidates : how candidates claim they create things reserved for Congress. (Bush v Gore) The Enemy’s POV and Ideological Identity : ideology > facts. Even worse, we have arrived where ideology is our identity. Bullshit Curation : “the… Continue reading Election season: My re-reading list mandatory

Is MAGA pro-Social Democrat?

When people use Make America Great Again, the question is often posed as to what period? I often see the assertion to the late 1940s through the 1950s, which was before the removal of segregation. These are not usually MAGA supporters, but let’s hypothetically say this is true. Something that came to mind is this… Continue reading Is MAGA pro-Social Democrat?

The Bystander Effect

I am seeing more and more where people are complaining about the filming of an attack and not intervening in it. People are claiming they would do something. But… I suspect many of the people who film these events without intervening think beforehand they would do something too. Why they do not intervene is pretty… Continue reading The Bystander Effect

Trump’s best shot at reelection is false-consensus effect

Thinking back to Obama’s campaign for reelection, I recall much talk about how incompetent, evil, and terrible a president he was from his opposition. Not Romney directly but the his likely voters on social media. To the point of Romney feeling moral obligation to defend Obama as not that bad of a person to his… Continue reading Trump’s best shot at reelection is false-consensus effect