Absolute dating
2024-04-05 16:16 Oftentimes we can know how old something is.  Not just though written history as some have gotten stuck into.  It is entirely possible to find out the age of things with natural scientific methods too...
Orders of magnitude matters
2024-03-21 12:39 It is important to keep track of which order of magnitude something has.  Otherwise one’s concepts of nature risk becoming far too erroneous.  Which in turn creates needless fear.  Changes in nature o...
The limits of oral tradition
2024-03-13 13:18 Among pseudohistorians there is an overconfidence in oral traditions.  Detailed knowledge of the past is believed to be passed on for millennia.  To me this appears preposterous.  In excess of the lim...
What I think about the Bible
2024-02-14 13:02 I don’t think the Bible was ever intended to be taken literally.  The idea was conceived after the breakthrough of the printing press in a doomed attempt to coordinate readings.  In the 16th century p...
The mix-up between Muslims and Arabs
2024-02-07 14:03 Severe ignorance on geography leads to equally severe prejudice.  Someone can lump together groups which in real life are bitter enemies.  One example is North Africa, West Asia, Central Asia and west...
The difference between biology and reactionism
2024-01-30 12:19 Biological explanations for human behaviour can be mistaken for reactionism.  Oftentimes this is based on misconceptions of what modern brain science tells.  Maybe the worst misconception is accusatio...
What is emergence?
2024-01-25 10:55 Emergence is when a phenomenon arises by itself.  This is about interactions between the different parts of the phenomenon and the surrounding environment.  As such there is no intention behind as som...
The myth of the dangerous milieu
2023-12-24 20:33 Humans are not a particularly aggressive species.  Historically documented hunter-gatherers lie near the average for mammals.  At least if one looks at the risk of being killed by someone of the same ...
To make a difference between different ideologies
2023-11-21 13:45 Some seem to believe that if one is against them one is for everything they themselves hate.  The trouble is all those ideas are too different from each other.  First, people are ascribed opinions whi...
The discontinued maturation of the lower classes
2023-06-13 13:27 Have you thought about why very small children put everything in their mouths?  It is not because they think everything can be eaten.  Instead, it is an instinct to teach them the properties of object...