A Thinker's Book of Dangerous Knowledge (häftad)
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A Thinker's Book of Dangerous Knowledge (häftad)

A Thinker's Book of Dangerous Knowledge

A Humorous and Practical Guide to Critical Thinking

Häftad Engelska, 2017-10-06
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A fun introduction to using a brain. A Thinker's Book of Dangerous Knowledge takes a straightforward yet humorous approach to that most dangerous activity known to humankind: thinking. This book is humorous, thought-provoking, and paradigm-shifting. This book will pique the interest of the average thinker, and make them laugh or at least groan appreciatively as they navigate their way through what has typically been a dull, dry subject. It has pictures, diagrams, cartoons, and takes a whimsical approach to completely altering one's perception of perceiving. Though brains are soft and squishy, books on critical thinking tend to be hard, migraine-inducing, and about as much fun as stapling a piece of liverwurst to an angry tiger. Not this book. It is a fun introduction to using one's brain for critical thinking. Unfortunately, thinking for oneself is neither popular nor even particularly safe. To be blunt, this book is extremely dangerous. Readers may laugh, groan, roll their eyes, rage at the printed word, squint incredulously, and/or may even begin thinking for themselves. Readers may also fart a lot, depending on what they had for lunch. Readers are strongly advised to put the book down and back away slowly to a safe distance.
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Peter Rogers is a bipedal primate living in California, and has been using his brain for at least the last five years or so. He has also spent the last twenty years developing and writing business systems, user manuals, and outlining best practices in a variety of settings. As such, he has come to the dubious conclusion (without even counting on his toes) that he is eminently qualified to write a book about using a brain. Unfortunately, due to significant errors in his upbringing (sorry Mom & Dad), and in his education (sorry Western Washington University), he is wired all wrong. As such, he has attempted to develop a humorous book on critical thinking without the sound backing of a team of philosophers, scientists, theologians, lawyers, artists, and clowns.


introduction: a warning


What’s Left?

Book 1 Thinking

Being a Decider

6 Common Errors in Thinking

Error #1 We prefer stories to stats

Error #2 We have a confirmation bias

Error #3 Gut feelings usually beat statistics

Error #4 We trust the reliability of our senses

Error #5 We tend to oversimplify stuff

Error #6 Our memories are faulty

Mixing Mistakes

Occam’s Razor: The Thinker’s Millennium Falcon

Critical Thinking

Deductive and Inductive Reasoning

The Argument from Ignorance

Logic and Reason: Cop Buddies


Problem Solving

3. Look at the problem objectively

Moving from Idea to Action

Book 2 Heretical Ideas

Introduction to Book 2: Yet Another Warning



“Intelligent Design”

Sub-Chapter: The Peter Scale

O.k., Back to Intelligent Design


Back to the Subject of God



Some Opinions

Other Opinions


Love and God and Proof

The 10 Commandments… and 10 Possibly Better Commandments

So Why Have Religion At All?


Book 3 Final Thoughts

Basic Ideas

Some Interesting Quotes

The Final Page