Tag: debate

Can fiction writers benefit from falsificationism?

In “The Falsification Mindset: How to Change Your Own Mind,” Mike Sturm explains why a belief system or theory should state “what specific evidence would prove it wrong.”¬†For one thing, as proposed by Karl Popper, the theory isn’t scientific unless you do this. It’s…

I Want to Reply, But I Don’t Want to Squabble: On Avoiding Online Fights

I see what you said, and it is unacceptable. It threatens my worldview. It breaks apart the extended community as if we are rope unspun into threads, twisted between careless fingers, returned to bits of dry grass. I might have to make a comment….