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Civilisation 45: Sextus Empiricus

Most modern Europeans may never have heard his name but Sextus’ ideas have influenced our society both directly and indirectly for centuries. Continue reading

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Civilisation20: The amazing Aristotle

I like Aristotle. In fact, out of all the thinkers, movers and shakers we’ve discussed so, far he’s the one I’d most like to spend an evening in the pub with. Continue reading

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Civilisation 14: Socrates

Socrates was no simple minded ‘grunt’. He was more than a fighter, he was a thinker too. Continue reading

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Cold reading 6: Building upon generalisations

The person being read becomes more and more convinced that the reader is genuine Continue reading

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Cold reading 5: Perspectives

Patronising people can be very effective which is why so many cold readers use just this sort of stock phrase Continue reading

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Cold reading 4: Rainbow statements and shotgunning

Their credible confirmation of the charlatan’ accuracy serves as evidence for the rest of the audience. Continue reading

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Cold reading 3: Some basic tricks

Exposing the scam that is cold reading part 3 Continue reading

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