Self Defense Against BS

Don’t Be the “Fallacy Guy”

Nobody is impressed that you know a few Latin phrases, dorkwad. Nor is that an "ad hominem".

Arguing with Idiots: a Brief Guide

People who tell you not to argue with idiots are probably idiots. Here's a handy guide on how to do it properly without being an idiot yourself.

On Remaining Unbiased in the Age of Bullshit

The media needs to stop catering to both confirmation bias and the temper-tantrums of those who abuse it.

Know Your Bullshit – Magnified Minority

A magnified minority is a type of bullshit in which a group of people on the fringes of an area of expertise is gathered to disingenuously misrepresent or undermine the consensus of that field. Here's how that works.

Know Your Bullshit: Firehosing

If you feel like it's getting harder and harder to keep up with the stream of BS, that's because it is, and that's on purpose.

Why Your Social Media Groups are Making You Dumber

Social media covers up the fact that half of us are not nearly so bright as the other half and very few of us are as smart as we think we are.

Fighting is Easy, Winning is Hard – The Same Goes for Arguing

Why internet arguments almost always become puerile shouting matches that solve nothing and are as satisfying as trying to eat a bowl of steam.

Crawl Out of Your Cave

If we’re going to make it as a species we need to devote time to more than staring at our own navels and the little boxes we hold in front of them.

Mental Weakness and the “Just World” Fallacy

If you believe the world is "just", in its very nature, you have no personal responsibility to pursue making it better.

Latest articles

43 Dungeons and Dragons and Viruses

Dr. Jason Goldsmith (MD, PhD) and attorney Dante Bradley, join us to discuss the massive drama and BS in the... *checks notes* world of Dungeons and Dragons.

42 Matt Thornton on the Nature and Reality of Violence

Matt Thornton of the Straight Blast Gym is an icon in the martial arts world, and in particular, has been beating the drum about functional training even longer than we have. In this conversation we discuss violence, how it is an unavoidable part of the human experience, and how to ensure good men are better at it than bad.

3 Concepts to Get Your Thought Processes Jacked, not Hi-Jacked

Three concepts to help keep your brain from getting sand kicked in its face.

41 Martial Arts Training Tourism And Nationalism With Alyxe Khei

Ever dream about just saying "F it" and going to train an obscure martial art in a foreign country? Alyxe Khei did, and then lived that dream. He joins us on this episode of The Art of Fighting BS podcast to discuss tips and advice for people who want to visit exotic places and get punched by the people who live there, and we delve into the real history of Martial Arts and how ethno-nationalism looms over virtually every one of them.