Intellectual Self Defence

Brains are delicate things…

Won’t get fooled again? Course I will, by me…

Saw this recently – “Philosophy is a battle against the bewitching of our intelligence by means of language.” Wittgenstein. which reminded me of that Feynman quote – “Science is a … Continue reading

February 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Progress “versus” vandalism

February 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dialogue versus Discussion

In Greek, the word dialogue means a “talking through.” The Greeks believed that the key to establishing dialogue is to exchange ideas without trying to change the other person’s mind. … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cuckolding, Polyamory and Open Relationships (nsfw – well, duh!)

From advice columnist Dan Savage “Polyamorous relationships and open relationships are two different things. Some poly relationships are open, but many poly relationships are closed—that is, three people (or more) … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · 3 Comments

Distinguishing between authority, responsibility and accountability

from page 221 Project Management for Dummies The following concepts can help you define and clarify how team members should relate to each other and to their assigned tasks: Authority: … Continue reading

January 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

Irony versus Sarcasm

So you need a sense of irony, not the sarcasm that masquerades as intelligent distance – the fatalists’ smirk, the brainless, all-corrosive knowing derision alleged to have gone out of … Continue reading

January 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Activity versus productivity

“The next day, Hem and Haw returned with tools. Hem held the chisel, while Haw banged on the hammer until they made a hole in the wall of Cheese Station … Continue reading

January 6, 2013 · Leave a comment