Indubitable Dave

Youtube and Time

We are all largely familiar with two things in this information and digital content filled world: Time and YouTube. There are lots of other platforms and web content providers, but none as accessible and universally rated as YouTube. So what does YouTube and your time have in common? Well, it turns out that your time […]

The sunk cost fallacy and utility in religion.

Religious people are religious and some are extremely religious, to the point of dangerous fanaticism. They are religious because they have been convinced of the Utility of the religion. The concept of utility is one from economics; a subject that has taken my fancy of late. Religious people gain from religion something that satisfies a […]

No transplant, no way.

Originally posted on Her legacy, my life.:
When I was told that my mum could not and would not receive a transplant I was heart-broken and relieved. I was heart-broken for the obvious reasons. My mum will die much sooner than she should and Cystic Fibrosis will kill her. I was relieved that we could throw…

Religion is the Impedement of Peace

Machiavelli promoted the practical implementation of policies for the purpose of achieving a practical and stable outcome. This is opposed to the prevailing wisdom of his time that rulers and politics should focus on moral and ideological precepts. He supposed that ideology is the root of all corruption and dysfunction and I suggest that it […]

Treacherous Greek Situation

The European Union needs to be careful in how it deals with Greece and its new government. Greece’s new government is known to be sympathetic to Putin and the Russian regime. Failure to resorb Greece to the European community by whatever means necessary could push the beleaguered country into the hands of the Russians who […]

What is Data?

What is data? It seems obvious, but the true nature of any thing is in the eye of the beholder. To you, data is something that exists on paper and in computer hard drives, held for convenience and to protect your interests, should anyone ever need it or should you ever need to prove something. […]

The Fallacy of Race; Born of Ignorance

It is perhaps our society’s most pervasive fallacies, and indeed for most societies; that of race. Born several centuries ago with the European discovery of Amerindian peoples of both North and South America, and of course African peoples whose eagerness to sell rival disparate tribes’ people into slavery is quite astonishing in retrospect; perhaps Europeans […]