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Memories of the 28th Century

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  1. Fighting Propaganda

    by , 09-23-2019 at 07:20 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Has everything become politicized? It appears that there is no scientific information regarding climate change. Everything is either alarmist or denying everything. I realized years ago that the alarmists were alarmists and propagandists, and I found some information about the matter that was based in science, rather than in ideology, but today I looked for scientific information and found only one journal article about solar cycles, and I only found that because the authors are being attacked by ...
  2. Did Boomers Cause Present Situation

    by , 09-11-2019 at 12:40 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    It doesn’t do much good to blame persons or groups for social changes, and that is certainly true in the present political climate. There are plenty of reasons why the political and economic landscapes became what they are now, and it partly happened during a period when boomers dominated to political and economic worlds, but it started and most of the damage was done earlier, and some of the present situation is just negative aspects of good things. Even the neo-NAZI aspects of Trump’s political ...
  3. Truthiness

    by , 11-03-2017 at 06:49 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    "Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see." Various as far back as Alfred the Great

    I have become a little dubious of the ability of many people to tell the difference between facts and fiction. I was going to title this ‘Truthiness’, but I found that truthiness’ has been redefined to mean something having the appearance of truth although it is not. That is part of the problem, but I am concerned with things that a simply not true at all, but people assert ...
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  4. Propaganda

    by , 11-05-2016 at 04:37 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Full Definition of propaganda

    1 capitalized: a congregation of the Roman curia

    2: the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person

    3: ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one's cause or to damage an opposing cause; also: a public action having such an effect
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/propaganda


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  5. Fact Versus Opinion, What's the difference?

    by , 02-15-2016 at 09:47 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I wonder whether one needs the same level of confidence for speculations, opinions, beliefs, prejudices, etc. as for facts. It has been my understanding for as long as I remember that it was fine to opine as one wanted to, regardless of actual fact, but when one wants to assert something as fact, then one must have evidence and logic.

    For example, several months ago I opined that there was a good chance that the 2016 presidential election might come out like the 1860 election in ...

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