To Do List

An essential list of hot topics and arguments/challenges I will answer sooner or later.

In no particular order. I’ll add new items every time I’ll be challenged with some provocation or classic talking point that deserves a thorough, orderly and patiently laid out examination and criticism, once for all and for future reference.

Here you’ll find links to articles providing the much needed answers. By no means this page is an exhaustive representation of all the topics I’ll discuss in this blog.

 

A sword planted in a meadowIt’s a common sight: in a comment thread, in a forum, on FB, Twitter, the dreaded Youtube comments and so on… There’s this extremely original guy coming up with the zillionth cliché rehashing of inch-deep talking points, based on hearsay but never really analyzed or tested: because literally everybody already knows the correct answer, apparently. You can recognize such a self-described freethinker by his/her attacking you for your alleged inability to resist their superior dialectics. Usually, if you waste time to answer him, he won’t read your reply anyway. Alternatively he’ll superficially parse your text trying to find a couple of words to misrepresent and fixate on, in some absurd tirade against your imaginary reasoning faults/prejudices. He’ll then start over with his original points like you never took the time to highlight their flaws; also he’ll pile on with some personal ad hominem attack, peppered with some arbitrary labels for good measure.

The thing is, after all the hours wasted in battles of this sort, nothing stops the next genius to spew everywhere all the nonsense you already debunked, even in front of you, on related pages, shamelessly. And then another genius, and another…

Plus, I personally experienced the backlash in terms of being pooh-poohed by casual onlookers, because to properly counter popular misunderstandings you need to write lots of lines, so all of a sudden I’m the one with issues, acting weird, obsessing over stuff with eyebrow-raising lengthy essays no one was asking for.

Enough. No more inane 1 v 1 battles: in the future I’ll refer people to this list of topics. If the opponent isn’t interested, it’s a small loss, he wasn’t going to question his assumptions anyway. At least with this approach I’m writing down something I hope will be helpful to others, besides putting things in their place, helping me retain a decent level of mental sanity. Maybe people will get it: it’s not that trolls with lots of time on their hands can claim victory like that. I do have the answers. Too much stuff in my head. Gimme time.

 

Here’s the list:

 

  • Why I don’t believe in CAGW (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming).

 

  • The Shroud of Turin: analysis of its credibility as a genuine relic; tentative assertion of authenticity.

 

  • The Galileo case examined from a correct historical perspective.

 

  • Inevitable disquisition on the Inquisition.

 

  • Inevitable disquisition on the Crusades.

 

  • That darn “Church opulence”.

 

  • “Monotheisms” are not different versions of the same thing and they don’t cause violence.

 

  • There’s no such a thing as “Religion”.

 

  • An explanation of the various mottos of this website.

 

  • What is a pizmotality.

 

  • Clarification about legal and moral implications of copies of immaterial goods (piracy).

 

  • Idiotic syllogisms: legalizing stuff to eliminate crime.

 

  • Idiotic syllogisms: being “pro choice” as opposed to pretending to impose your idea on others.

 

  • Why the argument of justice needing not to be dependent on borders and jurisdictions doesn’t hold water.

 

  • How and why our modern society is becoming more and more feminized.

 

  • Why the battle to change the Catholic Church from inside in the name of embracing the modern world is actually a decisive move meant to destroy it.

 

  • What atheists fail to understand about the role of miracles in our faith.

 

  • What concerned mothers committees fail to understand about censorship.

 

  • My original theory that modifies and extends the Darwinian Theory of Evolution.

 

  • Explaining once and for all what is the Left and why there’s no such a thing as a Right.

 

  • We will build artificial intelligent beings.

 

  • What is exactly the soul.

 

  • What is exactly freewill.

 

  • Why philosophy is detrimental to your cognitive abilities.

 

  • Is our universe a simulation? How to properly cover the issue.

 

  • The Catholic Church is the Original Church.

 

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