Tag Archives: cognitive dissonance

I am not pendantry (I am me)

My friend Goldie, in a short conversation recently via the comment thread on a 2017 post of his* asked me whether my moniker should have an initial capital. That simple question got me thinking. A bit of background I adopted … Continue reading

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‘The climate is always changing’: true, but not helpful

“When we already believe the world to be a certain way, then we interpret new experiences to fit with those beliefs, whether they actually do or not.” Thus spake Veritasium I had another post scheduled for today, but this one … Continue reading

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From 1985: Warnings from Carl Sagan and Al Gore (Take Two)

Climate deniers will have a hard time explaining these to their grandchildren, the kids who are now woke to the disasters they’ve been served by blindness and greed. Astounding find by climatestate. Source: Climate Denial Crock of the Week I … Continue reading

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One has to acknowledge that a box exists before being able to think outside it

Paul Handover of ‘Learning from Dogs’ pointed me to this important interview the other day. It stumbles and rambles a bit, but some interesting points are made, especially towards the end where the idea is raised that academia has been … Continue reading

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Even the pessimists got it wrong, revisited

The perception, the ‘ideal’ and… the reality. If democracy had teeth, the 1% would be quaking in their boots instead of laughing all the way to the bank. Eight years ago, almost to the day, I reblogged a post by … Continue reading

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Flat Earther kryptonite

This Article Won’t Change Your Mind. I’ll let you make your own mind up.

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Seeing the real world, revisited

With a hat tip to Fandango’s Friday Flashback, here we are, albeit a day late, with a post of mine from eight years ago today. There’s nothing special about ‘eight years’; it’s simply that, of all the fourth of April … Continue reading

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Which virus is worse?

I’ve been looking for a way to write about the coronavirus situation… but without writing about it. Everyone and his dog is on the former bandwagon at the moment, and the last thing I want to do is to add … Continue reading

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Are corporations psychopaths?

In my reblog of Paul Handover’s post a couple of days ago I made a comment about the ‘psychopathic creed of the corporations: profit at any cost‘. I’d like to back that up with some facts…. Here’s a definition of … Continue reading

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Human Population Through Time

It took 200,000 years for our human population to reach 1 billion — and only 200 years to reach 7 billion.

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