This blog is about thinking; critical thinking. It’s about encouraging intelligent people to think intelligently, and to avoid the common logical fallacies that plague our lives.
I hold a Ph.D. in molecular medicine, and I am a professional scientist, in the sense that I earn my living through the practice of science. This doesn’t make me any more or less intelligent than anyone else, but it does mean that I’ve been privy to some very silly thinking over the years.
My hope is that this blog with encourage you to be skeptical of everything, and to accept nothing because I or anyone else says so.
The title of the blog is taken from the so-called ‘post hoc’ fallacy, which is encapsulated in the latin phrase – Post hoc, ergo propter hoc – After this, therefore because of this…
You’d be shocked how often this fallacy is used as evidence of this or that.
I hope you enjoy Propter Hoc. I very much enjoy writing it.