This article from the Washington Post is one of several I’ve seen in the last few days, highlighting the differences between the coverage of the situation in Ferguson, MO on Facebook and Twitter. They are all essentially arguing the same thing. On Twitter, you see lots of stuff about Ferguson. On Facebook, you see lots … [Read more…]
“Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.” -Karl Popper I think I owe my life to Rick Santorum. I’ve been living in the Netherlands for a while and I’ve only just heard that this country actually euthanizes people without consent. Sure, I knew that euthanasia was legal here, but … [Read more…]
“Violent video games are an ideal environment in which to learn violence.” – Donaldo Pereira Macedo I was reading this article by Laura Turner Garrison, which discusses the current state of the diseases that killed you off when you played the video game Oregon Trail. In the US, two of the five diseases, diphtheria and measles, have … [Read more…]
“In fact, one thing that I have noticed. . . is that all of these conspiracy theories depend on the perpetrators being endlessly clever. I think you’ll find the facts also work if you assume everyone is endlessly stupid.” -Brian Moore I have never encountered a conspiracy theory I’ve liked. From the “faked” moon landing … [Read more…]
That’s like trying to put a square peg in a round hole. -Unknown My most recent OkCupid message: “npr = rockefeller radio so i’m with you. the clowns that run the world use it for disinformation purposes.” Given my semi-obsession with NPR, what sort of potential do you think this relationship has?