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Conspiracy Theories by Talley Fenn on Prezi
How Do They Spread?
List of Conspiracy Theories
Conspiracy Theories That Turned
Out To Be True
What is a Conspiracy Theory?
A conspiracy theory is a theory that explains an event or set of circumstances as the result of a secret plot by usually powerful conspirators.
("Conspiracy Theory." Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 14 May 2014. <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conspiracy%2520theory>.).
conspiracy  Pol._120  Power_in_America  Teaching  Learning  truth  manipulation 
6 weeks ago by Jibarosoy
Should Quantum Anomalies Make Us Rethink Reality? - Scientific American Blog Network
The tension between the anomalies and the current paradigm can only be tolerated by ignoring the anomalies. This has been possible so far because the anomalies are only observed in laboratories. Yet we know that they are there, for their existence has been confirmed beyond reasonable doubt. Therefore, when we believe that we see objects and events outside and independent of mind, we are wrong in at least some essential sense. A new paradigm is needed to accommodate and make sense of the anomalies; one wherein mind itself is understood to be the essence—cognitively but also physically—of what we perceive when we look at the world around ourselves.
honors  philosophy  physics  Science  Methodology  reality  truth  consciousness 
november 2018 by Jibarosoy
The Biggest Myth In Quantum Physics
Quantum physics is fascinating in part because of how different the behavior of the quantum Universe is from our everyday experiences. Everything can behave as a wave or a particle, depending on what you do to it; the Universe is made from indivisible quanta; we can only predict the probabilities of an outcome, not an individual outcome; quantum physics is non-local in both space and time; and its effects are most visible on only the smallest scales. It's arguably the weirdest thing we've ever discovered about the Universe.

And yet, we couldn't help but add ourselves into the equation, perhaps due to the difficult-to-define terms of "observation," "measurement" and "interaction." Take ourselves out of it, and all we have are the equations, the results, and the answers that the physical Universe gives. Physics cannot answer questions about "why" the Universe works the way it does; it can only explain how it works at all. If you're interested in the fundamental nature of reality, ask the Universe questions about itself, and when it tells you its secrets, listen. Anything else that you layer atop it was put there by you, not by the Universe. Avoid that temptation, and you'll never fall for the greatest myth about quantum physics: that it needs an interpretation at all.
honors  philosophy  physics  reality  Methodology  Science  truth  intuition  Passions 
november 2018 by Jibarosoy
BBC - Earth - The strange link between the human mind and quantum physics
The physicist Pascual Jordan, who worked with quantum guru Niels Bohr in Copenhagen in the 1920s, put it like this: "observations not only disturb what has to be measured, they produce it… We compel [a quantum particle] to assume a definite position." In other words, Jordan said, "we ourselves produce the results of measurements."
If that is so, objective reality seems to go out of the window.
And it gets even stranger.
honors  philosophy  physics  Poetry  brain_teasers  consciousness  method  reality  truth 
november 2018 by Jibarosoy
Developing Evidence-Based Arguments from Texts - ReadWriteThink
Research Basis
Strategy in Practice
Related Resources
This guide provides teachers with strategies for helping students understand the differences between persuasive writing and evidence-based argumentation. Students become familiar with the basic components of an argument and then develop their understanding by analyzing evidence-based arguments about texts. Students then generate evidence-based arguments of texts using a variety of resources. Links to related resources and additional classroom strategies are also provided.
methods  writing  Pol._185  Research  honors  truth  Teaching 
august 2018 by Jibarosoy
QAnon: Meet a real-life believer in the online, pro-Trump conspiracy theory that’s bursting into view - The Washington Post
Burton came to believe this, or at least most of it — “I don’t believe 100 percent of anything,” he told me — when he saw a post on Twitter in December of last year about someone or something operating under the alias “Q,” plotting a “countercoup of the clear coup that was underway.”

“I was just mildly interested,” Burton told me. “You know, with anything, my bullsh– detectors are up. And I always assume something is bullsh– until you sort through it, and you realize it is or isn’t, connect dots with things you know.”

There have been only a few other online theories, he said, that have piqued his interest. “Here and here,” he said. “Nothing like this.”

QAnon just struck him as immensely logical, he said: “Sometimes the best ideas are the most obvious.” 

His method of political analysis, he said, is akin to the way he reads the Bible. “I don’t listen to what churches and priests interpret. I go to the most direct translation and read directly Jesus’ words and what Jesus did.”
Trump  conspiracy  state  Violence_y_Power  Power_in_America  data  truth  Passions  reasoning 
august 2018 by Jibarosoy
Legendary Physicist David Bohm on the Paradox of Communication, the Crucial Difference Between Discussion and Dialogue, and What Is Keeping Us from Listening to One Another – Brain Pickings
Different groups … are not actually able to listen to each other. As a result, the very attempt to improve communication leads frequently to yet more confusion, and the consequent sense of frustration inclines people ever further toward aggression and violence, rather than toward mutual understanding and trust
Pol._185  truth  trust  philosophy  words  Power_materials  Research  debating  community 
may 2018 by Jibarosoy
Werewolf rules
Werewolf is a simple game for a large group of people (seven or more.) It requires no equipment besides some bits of paper; you can play it just sitting in a circle. I'd call it a party game, except that it's a game of accusations, lying, bluffing, second-guessing, assassination, and mob hysteria.
games  Simulations  pol.639  Pol._185  Teaching  truth  critical_thinking  methods 
february 2018 by Jibarosoy
What deduction games like Werewolf tell us about ourselves / Boing Boing
After its creation, Davidoff’s game spread and mutated like a virus. A loose network of geeks and nerds taught each other how to play at colleges, conferences and conventions. Sometimes they added new twists. At some point — probably in the mid to late 1990s — a few players decided to switch the game’s theme from organized crime to werewolves. That choice began to solidify in 1997 when an interactive fiction enthusiast named Andrew Plotkin brought Werewolf back to his local game group. The group happened to include Looney Labs founder and game designer Andrew Looney. Four years later, Looney Labs produced custom art and cards for a small, promotional run of Are you a Werewolf. Soon after, the company began selling it.
games  Simulations  pol.639  Pol._185  philosophy  truth  trust 
january 2018 by Jibarosoy
Colin Powell, in Hacked Emails, Shows Scorn for Trump and Irritation at Clinton - The New York Times
Mr. Powell also made clear in a series of exchanges how much he was offended by Mr. Trump’s attacks on the issue of Mr. Obama’s birth. “Yup, the whole birther movement was racist,” Mr. Powell wrote. “That’s what the 99% believe. When Trump couldn’t keep that up he said he also wanted to see if the certificate noted that he was a Muslim. As I have said before, ‘What if he was?’ Muslims are born as Americans everyday.”
GOP  Obama  Trump  presidents  bush  power  in  America  latino  war  proposal  truth  latino_war 
november 2016 by Jibarosoy
The Death of 'He Said, She Said' Journalism - The Atlantic
For an example of such a story, consider the way the Times covered George W. Bush’s claim, during his campaign against John Kerry, that Saddam Hussein had worked closely with al-Qaeda. “Bush and Cheney Talk Strongly of Qaeda Links With Hussein,” noted a Times headline on June 18, 2004. Why were Bush and Cheney raising the subject? Because the day before, the 9/11 Commission had reported that Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda did not have a “collaborative relationship.” Nonetheless, the Times reported Bush’s claims and Kerry’s response as equally valid. Bush himself had helped create the Commission to provide an authoritative, nonpartisan account of the events leading up to 9/11. Yet the Times refused to grant its view any more weight than Bush’s own. It refused to render any judgment about what was true.
Trump  president  news  state  power  in  America  truth  method 
november 2016 by Jibarosoy

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