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Some Of The More Absurd Things A Lot Of “Smart” People Believe

Viktor Vasnetsov, I am continuing my list of remarkably inane things people say remarkably often. (Previous installments: here, here and here.) Today’s theme is smart people’s stupidity. Intellectuals can sure embrace some bizarre ideas, and through processes I can’t even begin to understand, some of those ideas enter mainstream smart people’s thought. Ideas like: Read more…


How Not To Be a Demagogue: Ten Stupidest, Most Dishonest, And Most Cowardly Arguments People Make All The Time

It is a well-known fact that people say a lot of stupid crap. To point it out isn’t exactly a revelation. Still, some expressions of stupid thought are like the Red Bull of stupid — intensely nonsensical and intensely popular. Below is a list of ten well-worn arguments that, in my opinion, take the cake for idiocy, intellectual dishonesty, cowardice or some combination of the three. Read more…

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