The Billboard: Aldous Huxley


Video: Baloney Detection Kit – Dr. Michael Shermer (Arabic subtitled)

Video: The Burden of Proof

Sometimes it is okay to admit that you don’t know the answers to some of the major questions about life; where do we come from and what are we doing here? If you claim to have the answers, then it is your duty to present proof, not the skeptic. “When someone makes a factual claim, the obligation lies with them to support their claim, it is not the obligation of the skeptic to prove the claim false.” Absolute certainty comes with the burden of proof. Doubt, skepticism and questioning are tools to search for the truth and not the truth itself.

Video: Richard Feynman – Take the world from another point of view (1/4)

Feynman describes his philosophy and definition of scientific thinking.  He encourages us to question, doubt and look at things from a different point view. “There is no harm in doubt and skepticism, for it is through these that new discoveries are made.”

Great man, great mind.