Meandering Monday about Our Crumbling Foundations and What We’re Allowed to Know
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Meandering Monday about Our Crumbling Foundations and What We’re Allowed to Know

Happy Independence Day!!! I’m going to take the opportunity to go slightly political about narratives versus news. If you’re offended – well, it’s a free country. At least that’s what I remember from social studies, but then, I’m an old guy. In our foundational documents, a high importance was put on freedom of speech, freedom … Continue reading

Meandering Monday about A Narrative-Driven Lack of Reality
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Meandering Monday about A Narrative-Driven Lack of Reality

Narratives are so frustratingly unhelpful. Covid has been a terrible ordeal, released on the world by scientific incompetence (or worse), and has resulted in millions of unnecessary and unfortunate deaths. But I believe we are coming out of that long dark tunnel into a brighter tomorrow where a combination of natural & herd immunity, vaccines … Continue reading

Meandering Monday about How Killing the Messenger Doesn’t Kill the Message
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Meandering Monday about How Killing the Messenger Doesn’t Kill the Message

You’ll soon be having Thanksgiving dinner. This is the one meal where we’re prone to having ALL our relatives together – including the ones you can’t stand (remember – relatives are people you don’t get to choose.) Uncle Loudmouth goes into his usual tirade about something or other – a very unpleasant and controversial griping … Continue reading

Meandering Monday about Censorship, Consensus, Conscience, and Coercion
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Meandering Monday about Censorship, Consensus, Conscience, and Coercion

You don’t prove you’re right by silencing the opposition. This has  been tried throughout history, and does nothing but slow down progress. Sure, the people resisting truth to preserve their short-term self-interest may retain power for a little bit longer, but eventually it has to be admitted that Galileo was right, and that the Earth … Continue reading