Doesn’t the Emperor have some nice new clothes?
Illustration by Vilhelm Pedersen, Andersen's first illustrator

Doesn’t the Emperor have some nice new clothes?

In The Emperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen, the Emperor hires two weavers to make him a new suit of clothing. The weavers provide no actual clothes but swindle the Emperor by telling…

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How to Fool a Smart Person
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How to Fool a Smart Person

Wisdom is the love of truth. Intelligence and spiritedness can exist without it. Without wisdom, if some proposition floods their sense of beauty, they will believe it with all their…

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Simple Is Hard
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Simple Is Hard

If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough. - Albert Einstein Something I have noticed over the years is that physical therapists like to make things…

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Appropriate Treatment Good; Inappropriate Treatment Bad
Photo Credit: Carl Carpenter

Appropriate Treatment Good; Inappropriate Treatment Bad

Photo Credit: Carl Carpenter
Photo Credit: Carl Carpenter

Ok. So you know that I don’t like the idea of defining the world as “Good Things” and “Bad Things”. I also generally don’t like politics and advertising. Both have the one goal of defending a position no matter what. I’m just not a fan of blind promotion. It really leaves you open to the false dilemma fallacy.

Even though I am a physical therapist, I am not a fan of blind promotion of physical therapy. I think it hurts the profession more than it helps. More importantly, it hurts patients. (more…)

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