Category Archives: Propaganda

A few words about fossil fuels and climate change

Terse but packing a killer punch, per usual from Harper’s Weekly Review: A study revealed that, in the 1970s, Exxon made “breathtakingly” accurate predictions of how much fossil fuel emissions would heat the planet, while casting doubt on global warming … Continue reading

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Test your friends and relations capacity for conspiratorial beliefs

…and your patience at presenting them with hard scientific evidence. From November 2022 Harper’s Findings: Americans who hold conspiratorial beliefs about scientific matters will reduce their cognitive dissonance when presented with conflicting evidence by becoming more conspiratorial. Shit. I need … Continue reading

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Why did the madness take over people’s minds?

For all these years, since 2016, there is that agonizing question: why did people we thought were intelligent and rational vote for Trump? My current answer — which I admit emerges from a sort of intellectual stupor coming from the … Continue reading

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