Wednesday, December 3, 2008

6 Kislew 5769: International Day of Disabled Persons/Special Kids Day

Greetings.

Relevant to Divine Misconceptions:
  1. “Ghost Stories: Visits from the Deceased”: Evidently hallucinating dead people is normal. This would explain why belief in ghosts is so common.
  2. “The Truth about Hypocrisy”: This article correctly points out that pointing out someone’s hypocrisy does not automatically mean that person’s arguments are actually wrong. As such, this technique is for the most part a bad rhetorical device, a variation on one of the most infamous dirty tricks, so infamous that its Latin name is commonly known: ad hominem.
Today’s news and commentary:Today’s weird thing is “Of Exactitude in Science” by weird author Jorge Luis Borges. Enjoy and share the weirdness.

Aaron
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