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The peril of political power

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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HOW MANY POLITICIANS DOES IT TAKE

To Abandon Democracy In America? It only takes one, if the one is the President of the United States  The American political system relies on the personal qualities of the man or woman who wields the awesome powers of the … Continue reading

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THE ISLAND OF POLITICS

Has Been Invaded This blog was inspired by sports writer Scott Ostler’s article,                                                  “Politics and sports … Continue reading

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