Like everyone, you will assume you know all about what truth is. But there are many traps to fall into that you may not be aware of. In the same way that a soldier must be fully prepared for battle, so must you be fully equipped and 'clued in' before you start. If truth were a tangible commodity, it would be the most … [Read more...] about What is Truth? – Step one for the truth seeker
The loss of genuine scientific method in the mainstream narrative is a cultural reflection of western thinking. The genuine process of seeking knowledge and identifying truth has given way to a new religion some call Scientism. Its a form of pseudo-science that serves a a mock justification for a political agenda. But … [Read more...] about Ep 149 Scientific method has been lost in the mainstream narrative – with Patrik Holmqvist
A key feature of the rational approach is to think and act according to consciously held principles. Accordingly, the rational person, who naturally prioritises health, is guided by consciously chosen principles in the pursuit of optimal health Your diet is arguably the most powerful tool with which to exert control … [Read more...] about Ep 148 Thinking in Principles to Increase your Healthspan
In any and every issue you need to know the truth if you are to stand any chance of success. Whether you are trying to lose weight, plan your financial security, trying to figure out how to be healthy and happy, you need to know the truth. But what does it rest on? What premises must we hold to even form the concept … [Read more...] about Ep 147 Foundations of Truth – Premises on which the concept must necessarily stand
Why is it that some people seem incapable of independently holding convictions independently from the crowd? Why is it that facts will just bounce off these people and they seem to be un-persuadable with reason and evidence? Group Think 'Group think' is the concept of following the herd in terms of what is … [Read more...] about Ep 138 Why some people will never wake up
In the truth seeking community, the metaphor of ‘waking up’ is widely used to describe people who are becoming clued up, wiser, better informed, or in some way more aware. It is often used in connection with the idea that there is some kind of mass awakening going on, and implicitly, everything will be OK. But is it … [Read more...] about Ep 137 “Waking up” versus gaining genuine knowledge – what is really required?
There is a crisis in human thinking at the root of the alleged pandemic and the loss of freedoms across the globe. If vigilance is the price of freedom, then we can only expect our freedom to diminish. Because there is no vigilance being practiced by the populous in our culture. For the vast majority there is not even … [Read more...] about Ep 136 The crisis in thinking behind our loss of freedom
In Episode 132 of the Podcast I am joined by Patrik Holmqvist to discuss the most essential insight for the truth-seeker. namely that mysticism is the BIGGEST duff steer of method. It amounts to the scuppering of your mind and its ability to achieve certainty on any issue. Mysticism is the tool of the deceiver and the … [Read more...] about Ep 132 Reason versus mysticism – an essential insight for truth seekers
Modern education has abandoned us - by design. Many young people are now functionally illiterate and they have no clue how to spot an argument or construct one. The basic rules of organizing one's mind and of reasoning with logic is beyond the capability of most grown up people today. DON'T BE ONE OF THEM! The … [Read more...] about Ep 126 Dr David Kelley discusses the MOST IMPORTANT LIFE SKILL you will ever need
Greed is blamed for many human problems. Again and again, you hear people citing greed as an inescapable and fundamental aspect of human nature that results in disregard for others, injustice, theft, environmental destruction, conflict and suffering. But is greed really to blame? First, let’s look at the commonly … [Read more...] about Is greed the cause of any human problems?