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A few words about Conspiracy Theories

About of third of Americans believe that 9/11 was an inside job by the Bush Administration. source: Scientific American. For anyone who ever read my blog before, won’t be surprised by my standing about this and other conspiracy theories: “Where is the evidence?”. You see, it’s not enough to point and say “this feels wrong, because this and that, you have to show evidence that supports your point of view”.

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Atheism Q&A #2

Time for part 2 of our Atheism Q&A. If you did not read Atheism Q&A Part One, starting there is suggested.

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How to detect fake news

Anyone who hasn't spent the last few years in a cave should be familiar with the concept of fake news. Fake news is just that – articles and other content that are presented as true but are in reality either made up completely or do contain an element of truth but grossly exaggerate or misrepresent other elements and facts that can be found in the article. Or even half of an article can be true and the other half completely made up.

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In praise of idleness by Bertrand Russell

My best Instagram Posts

Is it Ok to think? is on Instagram. Here are some of the best posts so far. If you are on Instagram be sure to follow because when inspiration strikes, it is highly likely that something will be published there first, simply because I might feel that it’s too small a thought to warrant a full blog post. You’ll notice that some have very few likes. This is because at the beginning you don’t have so many followers, but they are still included because I feel they are essentially good. 

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How to support charities without donating

Not everyone can afford to donate money all the time – most of us have been in a bad financial situation, so donating is not always an option. Let's look at a few other things you can do to help.

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Do good by donating money

If you have some disposable income which you might consider donating to a YouTuber or a blogger, please stop and think about it for a bit. By donating it to an effective charity, that money could be used to make a far bigger positive impact in the world. Check out the charity evaluators GiveWell, The Life You Can Save or CharityWatch to see what the most effective charities are today and what could you accomplish by donating even a tiny amount.

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Jack London: Martin Eden

Jack London: Martin Eden

Martin Eden by Jack London is a novel about a young uneducated sailor from a working class, Martin Eden who after being invited to dinner falls in love with Ruth Morse, a woman from a wealthy and prestigious family.

Because she belongs in a social class "above" him, he decides he will no longer earn money using his hands but his mind and starts the journey to become a part of the elite, to rise above what he is currently, to achieve a higher status.

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Why Men Fight: a method of abolishing the international duel

Why Men Fight by Bertrand Russell

As an anti-war activist, it is only fitting that Bertrand Russell wrote a book that tries to explain what are the reasons for any fighting between humans, not only war. It is even more important to notice that the book was written in 1916, during World War 1 and according to Wikipedia it was released in 1917 in response to devastations of WWI.

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Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy

Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy by Simon Blackburn

The title of this book is very appropriate. „Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy“ is a book for people who are at least on some level aware that there are great mysteries and big questions about various topics and wish to move at least a bit beyond that awareness. If you have a desire to know, this is a book for you.

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What do I believe?

What does an atheist believe people ask? Well, I can only tell you what I believe, divided into categories, like questions and answers.

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