A small selection of posts I have enjoyed in the last few days and an outing I had today..
The first post is from Jim Borden who shares a brilliant counter argument for the prohibition of the imbibing of whiskey or whisky dependent on your cultural inclination. This leads to a similar exercise on the subject of blogging..I do recommend you pay a visit and add your point of view.
Friday Fallacy: If By Whiskey
This may or may not become a semi-regular feature on Fridays. It depends on how many fallacies I find interesting enough to write about.
I have been fascinated by the world of behavioral economics for several years now, and always enjoy learning something new, especially when it comes to our cognitive biases. Dan Ariely mentioned on is his most recent post – escalation of commitment – so I thought it would be fun to have a regular post that featured a different cognitive bias each week.
As I was searching for such a list (Wikipedia has quite a list), I came across a link to the concept of fallacies. According to Wikipedia, a fallacy is reasoning that is logically incorrect, undermines the logical validity of an argument, or is recognized as unsound.
So I started to scroll through the list and came across many fallacies that I found interesting. So I thought I would share some of those, perhaps on a periodic basis.
The first one I thought I would write about is known as “if by whiskey” – an argument that supports both sides of an issue by using terms that are emotionally sensitive and ambiguous.
Head over to join the discussion.. on both whisky and blogging:Jim Borden – Friday-Fallacy
The next post is the most recent in the series on Runes by Jan Sikes. How often have you said to the universe, send me a sign… Runes have been used for thousands of years to offer guidance on the future in general or a specific issue… This is a fascinating series that I am sure you will enjoy..
It’s time to continue our journey through the runes! The next segment of the Elder Futhark runes is Tyr’s Aett. These runes speak to the aspects of the dance between the visible and invisible realms, with runes directly connected to the ancient deities, natural forces, and humanity itself. The first rune in this segment is Tiwaz (tee-wahz).
Head over to find out more about Tiwaz and its definition:Tuesday Runes with Jan Sikes
If you are wondering what to cook for lunch or dinner in the next couple of days then this recipe for chicken from Carol Taylor sounds delicious.
Age and glasses of wine should never be counted!
They most certainly shouldn’t…Today it’s just a tried and tested recipe from me…for Lemon Chicken.
- 4 Chicken Breasts( skinless)
- 2/3 cloves garlic.
- 1 tbsp capers ( rinsed)
- 2 tbsp chopped parsley.
- Half lemon sliced.
- 1/4 cup lemon juice.
- 1/2 pint chicken stock.
- 5 tbsp Olive Oil.
- 2 tbsp Butter.
- Parley for garnish.
Head over to Carol’s to find out how to put these wonderful ingredients together:Carol Taylor’s Lemon Chicken
I woke up to a lovely surprise this morning to find that author Harmony Kent had put together a promotion for my books and the blog..
Hi everyone. Today’s post is long overdue. I’ve been planning to write this for a while, but life got in the way, as it has with writing a few book reviews too. (Oops!) Sally Cronin, whom you’ll find at the Smorgasbord Blog is one of the most supportive authors and bloggers that I’ve met in my writing career.
Please head over to admire her handiwork and say hello:A Sally feature with Harmony Kent
Thanks for dropping by and I hope you will head over to enjoy the posts in full…thanks Sally.