“Why the United States is an exceptional country” by Mike Zonta, HWM

You know, there is one reason why I think the United States is an exceptional country, as the Republicans always insist. America is a very practical country, a do-it-yourself country.  In the 19th century, the United States gave birth to  Christian Science, because if Jesus can heal people, why can’t everybody? And, then, several decades … Continue reading “Why the United States is an exceptional country” by Mike Zonta, HWM

Why Nobody’s Ever Going to Do Anything About the Planet Dying

How Much Cheap Junk Did You Buy Recently? Why The Economics of Climate Change Spell Doom umair haque · Aug 11 · Medium.com Right about now, you might have a sinking feeling: the planet is doomed, and nobody’s ever going to do much about “climate change.” Hey, idiot, did you know that term was invented by a notorious Republican PR … Continue reading Why Nobody’s Ever Going to Do Anything About the Planet Dying

Why some of the smartest people can be so very stupid

Field Marshal Douglas Haig, commander of the British Expeditionary Force, photographed by Lieutenant Ernest Brooks, France, 1918. Photo courtesy the Imperial War Museum, London, Q 3255 Sacha Golobis a reader in philosophy at King’s College London and co-director of the Centre for Philosophy and Visual Arts (CPVA). He has published extensively on modern French and German … Continue reading Why some of the smartest people can be so very stupid

Why trees don’t ungrow

The cliché that life transcends the laws of thermodynamics is completely wrong. The truth is almost exactly the opposite Photo by József L Szentpéteri/National Geographic Jeremy England is associate professor of physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research has been published in Nature Nanotechnology and Proceedings to the National Academy of Sciences, among others. His work into … Continue reading Why trees don’t ungrow

Why I, as a black man, attend KKK rallies. | Daryl Davis | TEDxNaperville

TEDx Talks A chance encounter with members of the Ku Klux Klan led black musician Daryl Davis on a quest to determine the source of the hate. His unorthodox, yet simple approach, has wielded surprising results and just might be the solution for all racial discourse. Daryl Davis graduated from Howard University with a degree … Continue reading Why I, as a black man, attend KKK rallies. | Daryl Davis | TEDxNaperville

WHY BRINGING BACK THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE WON’T CURE WHAT AILS MODERN MEDIA

The Beloved, If Misunderstood, FCC Rule’s Promise Was Far Greater Than Its Performance A couple listens to the radio in 1957. Courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. by ALLISON PERLMAN | APRIL 12, 2021 (zocalopublicsquare.com) The Fairness Doctrine—the federal communications policy, in place from 1949 to 1987, that required U.S. broadcasters to address controversial issues and provide airtime to … Continue reading WHY BRINGING BACK THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE WON’T CURE WHAT AILS MODERN MEDIA

Why your Behaviour is meaningful – Jordan Peterson – Philosophical meditations

Dose of Truth Please, like, share, subscribe, and comment! Also, please, turn on your notification button/bell next to the subscribe button for the latest interviews and Jordan Peterson clips, videos, lectures and speeches. Jordan Peterson grants me Partial License.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNdW…​ @TeamYouTube The intro piano composition is Gymnopedie No. 2 by Erik Satie, performed by Kevin MacLeod … Continue reading Why your Behaviour is meaningful – Jordan Peterson – Philosophical meditations

Why evidence won’t change your convictions

Learning to separate ego and truth 12th October 2020 (iai.tv) Michael Patrick Lynch Convictions are integral to our identity, which is why they so rarely change. We should all beware of mistaking our tribal values for our reasoned beliefs, warns philosopher Michael P. Lynch. There are times, the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein once noted, when reasons … Continue reading Why evidence won’t change your convictions

Why Are Democrats Praying for the Speedy Recovery of a “Fascist Dictator”?

People typically rejoice over, not lament, the death of someone they genuinely believe is a fascist dictator. Glenn Greenwald October 4 2020 (theintercept.com) House Whip James Clyburn (D-SC), on CNN, August 2, 2020 THE TYPICAL REACTION to the death of a tyrant — whether by revolutionary violence or natural causes — is not one of grief and sadness … Continue reading Why Are Democrats Praying for the Speedy Recovery of a “Fascist Dictator”?