This one was worth logging in for.
@Mr_Wilford Don't know if you knew this, but Bob was briefly a member at Ratskep as well back in 2014.
Anyhoo, thanks for this. I just posted in the Good Riddance thread.
not much to object to, and that's a much better presentation.
I do wonder about the inclusion of psychological conditions and absolutism. Binary thinking is everywhere and in everyone, without exception, even among those of use who've worked hard to defeat it. Most of us carry around a sort of...
Oops. Missed this one.
I haven't been beaten up by a US cop, but I know a few who have. As for the rest, yes, I lived in Chicago for a while with a global community and social development charity.
Beating somebody up isn't dog-whistling. Dog whistling is a form of what's come to be known as...
Thanks. We won;t go there.
Although I will say that I really detest the use of 'committed' in that context. The word carries negative connotations that really impact the way people think about suicide.
I don't do faith. I have perfect confidence that the US political system will crush any attempt to drag the US kicking and screaming into progressiveness. All else aside, the McCarthy mind-virus is considerably stronger than any factually-based political oeuvre in the US.
You can tell by all...
Then you've been somewhat buried. I, and I know others here, have been arguing against anti-vaxxers for decades. In fact, anti-vaxxers of one sort or another have been with us since not long after Jenner founded vaccinology. Here's a French antivax cartoon from the early 1800s.
I wasn't going to cover pattern recognition, because I'd intended to link my piece on cognitive inertia, wherein I talk abut that at some length, along with childhood gullibility being brought over into adulthod.
Thanks for the feedback.
Always interested in your thoughts, brother. You do challenging questions like nobody I've ever met.
That's something I need to look at, then. There's nothing new about it, though it's certainly the case that, as with all things, thinking progresses. A lot of what I'm driving at here isn't...
This isn't something I normally do, but I need a little help, and this is easily the best place to look for it.
I'm writing a piece about conspiracy-theory thinking, propaganda and radicalisation. I had thought I could cover the ground in one post, but it quickly became apparent that it was too...