Writings of J. Todd Ring: Empiricism and Dogmatism

Or, Evidence-based opinion versus ideological fundamentalism There is a major difference between evidence-based opinion and opinion-based evidence. The former is empirical, and sane, the latter, dogmatic, and either insane or dishonest. There are always a few people, many in fact, who adopt an ideology first, then mold the facts to fit their ideology. This is ...

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Empiricism and Dogmatism

Or, Evidence-based opinion versus ideological fundamentalism There is a major difference between evidence-based opinion and opinion-based evidence. The former is empirical, and sane, the latter, dogmatic, and either insane or dishonest. There are always a few people, many in fact, who adopt an ideology first, then mold the facts to fit their ideology. This is ...

The Canadian Progressive: A case for civil disobedience in Canada

It may be the only response left to combat the ideologues ruling Canada. by John Bennett |  Troy Media, Feb. 5, 2013: All the benefits Roslyn Kunin attributes to life in Canada in her recent column, including peace and order and good government came about through civil disobedience. The suffragettes who won women the right vote did ...

The Disaffected Lib: Boneheaded Britain

The big problem with ideologues is their propensity to do genuinely stupid things that leave others paying the price for years, sometimes decades. With Harper at the helm, Canada has no cause to be smug, but it’s Britain that provides the best example of conservative boneheadedness at the moment as the Cameron government plunges the ...