It’s Who Gets To You First

In my last blog I talked about presuppositions–the preconceived ideas we have which often powerfully affect how correctly we think. But there’s a deadly secret about our presuppositions, and it’s this: Whoever gets to give us our ideas first has the...

The Presupposition Puzzle

When you were a kid, what foods did you detest? For me, some of these were cauliflower, cabbage and spinach. But I think the reason I hated those foods at that point, and wouldn’t even try them unless pressured, was presuppositions.  A presupposition is a...

The Danger of “Distrust Overload”

The other day I heard a rather chilling radio interview. Two people were talking about how a lot of false information is being deliberately created, posted, and re-tweeted. One person said–and I’m paraphrasing–“What’s really dangerous is...

Tell Me What to Think(?)

Do you know what weighs most heavily on my heart these days? It’s thinking. How can we think more carefully, more thoughtfully? How can we learn not to let our brains be yanked around by people who raise their voices, on radio, on TV, in print, in real or...