Cite Me, Invite Me, Please Don’t Rob Me – Killing Intellectual Subversion

Let's assume that you devoted decades of your life to guiding your beloved children to independence, joy, peace, and success. There are dozens of ways for other people to ruin your children with crime, immorality, or even legal forms of aggression. Whether your children ended up maimed for life from assaults, bankrupt from corrupt spouses, … Continue reading Cite Me, Invite Me, Please Don’t Rob Me – Killing Intellectual Subversion

Can Third Parties Destroy Elections? Truth from Math Expertise Made Simple.

Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, the Major Third Party Candidates in the 2016 US Presidential Elections It is election season and a hot topic on social media is whether or not Gary Johnson and Jill Stein will throw the election to Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. A meme illustrates the claim from the perspective of … Continue reading Can Third Parties Destroy Elections? Truth from Math Expertise Made Simple.

Pseudo-anonymous Superheroes

Bane vs. Batman in Batman: The Dark Knight Rises Is a person who hides their true identity a cowardly menace or a noble hero? Why might a typical citizen consider hiding their true identity? History, movies, and literature provide us with endless examples. Those who saw Batman: The Dark Knight Rises were treated to a … Continue reading Pseudo-anonymous Superheroes

How to Use the News in The Information Age

"He who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors." – Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Norvell, Jun. 11, 1807 We're supposed to use the news to understand the world beyond our direct experience. That simple purpose is often neglected, as people unconsciously take stories for granted. … Continue reading How to Use the News in The Information Age