Category Archives: Tools And Rules

UFOs And Auto Mechanics

I find it annoying when people accuse those who disagree with them of being stupid, crazy, afraid, or otherwise flawed. The assumption seems to be that no one could possibly disagree with them on rational grounds. This is arrogant bullshit.

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I Don’t Know

“I don’t know.” Three of the hardest words to say – except maybe for: Eyjafjallajökull pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch Many of us – probably most of us – seem to approach admitting ignorance with the same enthusiasm we approach a root canal. … Continue reading

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Cougars

Not Your Usual Chicago Resident From time to time, authorities in Illinois would receive a call from someone claiming to have seen a cougar. These calls were usually ignored. There were no cougars in Illinois – there were no credible … Continue reading

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How Do You Know?

Most of us admit that we don’t know everything. However, we usually feel certain about some of our facts. We may think they’re obviously true, or that they’re so certain that everyone accepts them. I want to challenge this assumption.

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