A theory of perspective

Once upon a time, there lived a blind man in a village. One day his friend told him, “Hey, there is an elephant in the village today.” The elephant had always been a mystery for him. The first time he heard about it was when he heard children puzzling each other: “How do you put … [Read more…]

Making concrete analogies and big pictures

When a politician says that voting for independence “would be like leaving an ocean liner for a lifeboat, without paddles, on a stormy sea”, a researcher in the crowd will yell at the top of their lungs:Their skeptics is good and necessary, because with just a little carelessness the analogy will become a fallacy. Yet, … [Read more…]