Riley Ha(a)s Opinions

Riley Haas
The Just World Fallacy and much more
Created 21 Jun 2021
  • September Links
    01 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    What I’ve Been Reading: John Kelly: The Great Mortality (2005): A pretty detailed history of the Black Death in western and southern Europe - super eurocentric, slightly anglocentric, overwritten and ...
  • August/September Movies
    21 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    Movies I’ve Watched Recently: Schumacher (2021): A sanitized and workmanlike documentary that doesn’t cover his whole career and also has an absolutely terrible score. The 2021 Toronto International F...
  • Music of August
    10 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    What I Listened to in August: The Bob’s Burgers Music Album Vol. 2 (2021): I don’t immediately love this as much as I loved Vol. 1 but it’s still got what you want from the show and I’ll probably come...
  • How Fair Do You Think the World Is?
    07 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Take these two quizzes and you will get some idea of how fair you believe the world to be. Please answer honestly, or your results will not reflect your actual views about the nature of the world. How...
  • What is the Just World Fallacy?
    31 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    The Just World Fallacy (aka the Just World Hypothesis) is the assumption or belief that we get what we deserve. Those of us who perform actions that are deemed good will be rewarded eventually, and th...
  • August Links
    30 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
    What I’m Reading: Patrick Radden Keefe: Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland (2019): A page-turner, this is an extremely thorough of investigation of a kidnapping during ...
  • July/August Movies
    20 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    Movies I’ve Watched Recently: The Dawn Wall (2017): Not as impressive a filmmaking achievement as Free Solo, the feat is arguably more impressive (new route, 19 days on the wall). If you’ve seen neith...
  • Unjust Justice
    16 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    One of the reasons I switched to substack was so I would hopefully start writing more, with greater purpose, and hopefully have a finished book in a year or so. For the last little while I have not be...
  • Music of July
    10 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    What I listened to in July I haven’t had time to write reviews for anything I’ve listened to in early August yet. There’ll be a slew of posts this week on the blog. Gillian Welch: Time (The Revelator)...
  • The Christian Missionary School of Editing
    09 Aug 2021 • 43 min read • 1 0
    I had a really weird experience a few months ago, in a writing forum. I’m sharing it with you because I strongly believe it is indicative of the Right-Left divide in North America, and how it is extre...
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