Tag Archives: skepticism

That Doesn’t Make Any Sense

“That Doesn’t Make Any Sense!” This was dad’s go-to statement whenever he saw something on teevee or in the newspaper that he either did not understand or did not like. I often heard dad exclaim it when my brother and … Continue reading

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So Foolish

“You know the value of every article of merchandise, but if you don’t know the value of your own soul, it’s all foolishness.”–Rumi I know you’re aware by now that today is All Fools Day, so yes, the pithy quote above … Continue reading

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Precognition?

While making my bed Monday morning, a thought about an acquaintance popped into my head. Ricardo is someone who used to converse with me nearly every day. Anyway, Ricardo moved to Indiana a couple of years ago, and hasn’t bothered … Continue reading

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In A Blink Of Gil Pérez’s Eye

The word “teleportation” brings to mind the the ship to planetary surface mode of transport used in the “Star Trek” television shows. Believers in New Age culture think of teleportation as the transfer of a person or thing from one … Continue reading

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Gullible?

One of my most embarassing flaws is naïveté.  I’ve had to expend a lot of effort to try to overcome it, but the tendency towards credulity remains as a paradigm in my thinking.  Ironically, this gullibility also provides the ground … Continue reading

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Credulity

Has someone pulled a prank on you today?  Maybe you’re the prankster and have graced someone’s life with a practical joke. Today is All Fools Day, a day dedicated to credulity.  Sure, we don’t usually express it this way, but … Continue reading

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