An Awareness Test

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You Are Not So Smart has more on the phenomenon of Inattentional Blindness.

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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • Mike AKA MonolithTMA

    I see moonwalking bears all the time.

    • Daniel Fincke


  • 1minionsopinion

    I want some of whatever Mike has.

    I recently read The Invisible Gorilla by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons. It was a very interesting book. I think it’s disconcerting to realize that we’re even more crippled and limited by our brains than it might seem. Although, I suppose it can also be argued that there are valid reasons we’ve evolved to be good at concentrating on one particular thing and ignoring other things. Were it any other way, we’d probably wander around in a constant daze, and get nothing accomplished at all.