The Trouble with Theories

Why they are prone to abuse and what we can do about it

Eric Weiner
4 min readMay 23, 2022

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Photo by Markus Winkler. Unsplash.

Click on the news and you are bombarded not only with events but theories. So many theories. Critical race theory, so-called “replacement theory,” and countless others. Each side of the political spectrum has their pet theories, and the theories they love to hate. Not all theories are equally valid, of course; some are simply…

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Eric Weiner

Philosophical Traveler. Recovering Malcontent. Author of five books. My latest,:"BEN & ME: In Search of a Founder's Formula for a Long and Useful Life."