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Counterknowledge and the Web

January 11, 2008 | By | 11 Replies More
Counterknowledge and the Web

I stumbled onto this excellent column by Damian Thompson about the modern proliferation of pseudo-information. That is, the way various formerly obscure conspiracy cults (UFO’s, moon landing hoaxers, second-shooters, 9/11 Truthers, Flat Earthers, Young Earthers, Inflating Earthers, etc) manage to disseminate their beliefs convincingly to wide and gullible audiences. Before Gutenberg, only reliable, church-approved texts […]

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Approach everything as though you were a jazz player

December 23, 2007 | By | Reply More
Approach everything as though you were a jazz player

I’m a newcomer to an extremely popular website called Lifehack.  The site specializes in “hacks, tips and tricks that get things done quickly by automating, increase productivity and organizing.”  There is obviously a lot to consider at Lifehack.org.  One might wonder, though, how much time one should spend on productivity lest one’s productivity sags.  Despite this […]

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Searching Dangerous Intersection (or anything else) with Google’s Advanced Search

December 17, 2007 | By | 3 Replies More
Searching Dangerous Intersection (or anything else) with Google’s Advanced Search

Dangerous intersection is now more than 1 1/2 years old.  We currently have a couple dozen active authors who have contributed 1,500 posts on 60 categories.  These posts have drawn almost 7,000 comments.  Many of these posts (I’m guessing perhaps one-third of them) make reference to news of the day, and will age quickly.  There are […]

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The best social psychology studies of all time . . .

November 21, 2007 | By | 4 Replies More
The best social psychology studies of all time . . .

Psyblog presents a handy summary of ten of the most famous social psychology studies. The post is a succinct review of each of the following studies, along with thoughtful commentary.  The social psychological studies include the following:  1. The Halo Effect – Nisbett  2. Cognitive Dissonance – Festinger  3. Robbers Cave – Sherif  4. Stanford Prison […]

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Internet Aimlessness Can Lead to Odd Treasures

November 19, 2007 | By | Reply More
Internet Aimlessness Can Lead to Odd Treasures

One of my favorite current cartoonists is Brooke McEldowney. I discovered his work online a few years ago in the form of “A Fairy Merry Christmas”. In the interest of copyright non-violation, I’ll leave it to youse to Google up your own excerpts. This cartoon series was an NEA sponsored 6 week series. Finally, a […]

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A Song to an Atheist

October 5, 2007 | By | 5 Replies More
A Song to an Atheist

I have a friend who wrote a song to me. (Free mp3 download courtesy of Anderson Productions, Ltd.) “Dear Friend” appeared on Russ Anderson’s 2003 album, “Arsenal Street”. All his CD’s are Available here. I recommend listening to the song before proceeding. This nice, eerie, and sometimes psychedelic song is a heartfelt plea for me […]

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Walking dots

September 7, 2007 | By | 4 Replies More
Walking dots

Here’s another fun site. 15 dots walking–a walking animation. It’s amazing how much emotion can be conveyed by 15 dots.

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Remember, we all think dumb things.

August 31, 2007 | By | 2 Replies More
Remember, we all think dumb things.

Freethinkers, in their attempts to cast light on culture’s many logical foibles, can lose focus. Like the more traditional naysayers, who bemoan our times while looking foggily to those good-old-days that never existed, liberal critical thinkers can come to a similarly deluded doom-and-gloom conclusion. Of course, the evidence used by both camps differ completely- people […]

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New Facts Could Disprove Evolution

July 24, 2007 | By | 15 Replies More
New Facts Could Disprove Evolution

This is the title of a newspaper commentary column that I stumbled onto recently. It was less annoying than I thought it would be. The “New Facts” turn out to be mainly the testimony of Ken Ham’s Creation Museum (Here’s my earlier post about that). One gripe I have is the idea of testimony as […]

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