Humanism

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 […]

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 […]