Nov 17

Epistemic : epistemology

This is an important message and may not support your tribal epistemology.

First watch this. And push through it because it is important stuff.


Then read the Vox story below. Please provide any feedback that you may have that demonstrates why this is false or inaccurate. Epistemology is cool.

“But at this point, it’s just very difficult to imagine anything that could bridge the epistemic gulf between America’s tribes. We are split in two, living in different worlds, with different stories and facts shaping our lives. We no longer learn or know things together, as a country, so we can no longer act together, as a country.”

“Epistemology is the branch of philosophy having to do with how we know things and what it means for something to be true or false, accurate or inaccurate. (Episteme, or ἐπιστήμη, is ancient Greek for knowledge/science/understanding.)”


“Over time, this leads to what you might call tribal epistemology: Information is evaluated based not on conformity to common standards of evidence or correspondence to a common understanding of the world, but on whether it supports the tribe’s values and goals and is vouchsafed by tribal leaders. “Good for our side” and “true” begin to blur into one.

Apr 17


“Arguing that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about free speech because you have nothing to say.” 

— Edward Snowden

Feb 17


You can have courage or you can have comfort, but you can’t have both.

– Brene Brown

Feb 17

The moment we no longer have a free press…

The moment we no longer have a free press, anything can happen. What makes it possible for a totalitarian or any other dictatorship to rule is that people are not informed; how can you have an opinion if you are not informed? If everybody always lies to you, the consequence is not that you believe the lies, but rather that nobody believes anything any longer. This is because lies, by their very nature, have to be changed, and a lying government has constantly to rewrite its own history. On the receiving end you get not only one lie—a lie which you could go on for the rest of your days—but you get a great number of lies, depending on how the political wind blows.
And a people that no longer can believe anything cannot make up its mind. It is deprived not only of its capacity to act but also of its capacity to think and to judge. And with such a people you can then do what you please.

– Hannah Arendt

Feb 17

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Feb 17

Happy Place


Jan 15

religious totalitarianism

Religion, a mediaeval form of unreason, when combined with modern weaponry becomes a real threat to our freedoms. This religious totalitarianism has caused a deadly mutation in the heart of Islam and we see the tragic consequences in Paris today. I stand with Charlie Hebdo, as we all must, to defend the art of satire, which has always been a force for liberty and against tyranny, dishonesty and stupidity. ‘Respect for religion’ has become a code phrase meaning ‘fear of religion.’ Religions, like all other ideas, deserve criticism, satire, and, yes, our fearless disrespect.

Salman Rushdie

Dec 14


“One of the great tragedies of mankind is that morality has been hijacked by religion.” — Arthur C. Clarke

Dec 14

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Dec 14

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Dec 14

Our Demise

To our demise, marketing has mastered the art of continuous dissatisfaction.

– Kevin Saker

Dec 14


Try not to be wrong any longer than necessary.

– Unknown

Nov 14

Farmhouse Saison

Farmhouse Saison

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May 14


The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent upon it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.

– Galileo