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Reflections about the Power to Shape “Knowledge”

Carol A. Hand

I wish to express my deep gratitude to Miriam Schacht for helping me be able to admit something that I have carried silently throughout my professional and academic career. 2,283 more words

Oppression

Mobs and Oligarchs .... Oligarchs and Mafias..... The prejudice towards the powerful is the bedrock of American civilization.

Mobs  and Oligarchs …. Oligarchs and Mafias….. The prejudice towards the powerful is the bedrock of American civilization.

Mobs  and Oligarchs …. Oligarchs and Mafias …. 439 more words

Politics

Idiocy is a good leveler.

Idiocy is a good leveler.

Idiocy is a good leveler.

The democratization of thought and opinion is a great unintended consequence of the internet age and the age of social death by numbness and atrophy. 186 more words

Politics

What Is Cognitive Ease—and Why Should You Be Wary of It?

Everyone wants to be right and to feel certain about things. These are built-in biological drives, not character flaws. When we think we’re right and when we feel certain, we experience a sense of cognitive ease. 203 more words

Consciousness

The importance of understanding bad arguments

Yesterday somebody reblogged one of my posts, which is cool in that it means somebody identified with my issues, even though that one was in my mind personal at the time. 279 more words

Non-addiction

The Involuntary, But Inappropriate, Giggle

Thirteen years ago, my wife suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm. It was a horrible time for us, which I’ve described elsewhere. She was pregnant with our second child, and the doctors weren’t sure right away what the problem was. 754 more words

Critical Thinking

Happy Future Week Of Poetry.. Word Collection.

Futurefuturethesetalarmgoingofftoolate+Maturematurecausewehadtowait+Thestudyofthissystemtocalculate+SofarIhavejustconcentrateonalittleknownfaith,nowishingoratimetohate+Justmeinastateofbeingtomeditate+ForIamheadingoutthereandIwilldowhateverittakes,evenifmyheartbreaksandIsomewheresomewayhavestillcarryitstraightintothefuture,withnohesitate+Ihavethesekeystoactivate+Onlymyfuturetoaccumulate,thebestpartofbeingcriticallyawake,isthesubtlewindowinwhichweescape+Andthatmyfriendisadefinedpredate+Itisunderstoodasadesignerdestinymandate+SobylawIcanaccelerateandlookforwardtooftencelebrateatalentthatilvividlyillustratetheyearsofhopewiththerighttimetochase+IntothefuturesoIwillfitmyplace+Andfixmyface+