CJoe's Blog – February 2009 Archive (3)

The Fallacy of Faith

According to Merriam-Webster, deduction is defined as “the deriving of a conclusion by reasoning; specifically: inference in which the conclusion about particulars follows necessarily from general or universal premises.”

An example of deductive reasoning is as follows:

Premise 1: People cannot see in the dark.

Premise 2: It is dark in caves.

Conclusion: People can’t see in caves.

There’s no arguing about the above example. A person might say that… Continue

Added by CJoe on February 25, 2009 at 6:03pm — 3 Comments


I'm currently reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. I'm reading it for two reasons: one, I love her. She's a genius and I want to be just like her one day!** Two, there's a $10,000 scholarship essay to be gained from reading it. So far, there's nothing remotely burdensome about reading this book and so I'll actually enjoy writing the essay.

Anyway, I just read this paragraph that struck a very deep chord in me (bold added for…


Added by CJoe on February 13, 2009 at 8:00pm — 6 Comments

Prometheus, Unchained

We’re all like Prometheus; chained by the gods to the rock of superstition and fear. Unfortunately, no one knows they’re slaves to the Zeitgeist of the era; of eras past. We are all descended from the same primitive roots of our humanity. Our beliefs about the world are shaped by our ancestors’ misunderstanding of it.

In our waking consciousness, we tried to understand the world based on our perception. We could not explain the phenomenon that caused thunder and so blamed it on a… Continue

Added by CJoe on February 12, 2009 at 6:08pm — 2 Comments


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