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The peril of political power

THE AUDICITY OF DEFIANCE

 Hope Won’t Work  The future depends on what we do today.  Mahatma Gandhi        Hope is not a method; it needs to be turned into action. Today the majority of the population believe that America is in a crisis. … Continue reading

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MYSIDE BIAS

Self-Serving Bias In Politics We prefer to believe what we prefer to be true. Francis Bacon The confirmation bias is also known as the myside bias and I have come to prefer myside. The bias is defined as: the tendency … Continue reading

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THE BELIVING DILEMMA

Credulity — A Disposition To Believe Too Readily  Man’s natural state is not doubt, but credulity — a combination of suggestibility in the face of whatever is clearly and strongly presented, and the will-to-believe whatever is personally or socially congenial.   … Continue reading

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A TRUTH DETECTOR

Doubt May Be The Best Sensor The surest way to lose the truth is to pretend that you already possess it. Gordon Allport Today it is hard (often impossible) to know for certain what is true. Although that has probably … Continue reading

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ITS TIME TO CHNGE THE WAY WE SEE THINGS

 It Will Politically Change The Way We Do Things  The minute you make up your mind that the way you see things makes a difference,         it will make a difference in the way you see things … Continue reading

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“ALTERNATIVE SCIENCE”

Is There Such A Thing?  The power of science lies in its skeptical, rational, evidenced-based approach to understanding the world.  David J. Helford On Saturday, April 22 the American people put on a demonstration about respecting science in today’s politics. … Continue reading

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THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM *

And The Donkey In A Different Room Never the twain shall meet. “The elephant in the room” is a metaphorical idiom describing a major problem or controversial issue that is obviously present but avoided as a subject for discussion because … Continue reading

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