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Memories of the 28th Century

Miscellaneous thoughts about miscellaneous matters

  1. Delusion in the White House

    by , 12-20-2018 at 08:11 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Maybe itís just the zeitgeist of this days, but I have noticed more and more people showing signs of delusional thinking. It isnít just a few people with schizophrenic symptoms, but even the present occupant of the Oval Office shows signs of delusional thinking. It might have been a mistake to mention schizophrenia, because not of the delusional people have that problem; although it is difficult to tell without careful observation and analysis. And while belief in conspiracy theories can indicate ...

    Updated 12-29-2018 at 10:54 AM by PeterL

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  2. Facts Versus Myths

    by , 12-14-2018 at 07:12 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Facts Versus Myths

    Once again today, I encountered someone who was unwilling to accept facts as facts and opined that facts were opinions, and that their "facts" were opinions. This is the kind of thinking that states as fact that someone turned water into wine, or some other absurdity was actually done. Such things also show up in politics, and I expect that ignorance of history together with a desire that certain things are the bases for culture lead people to decide to ...

    Updated 12-14-2018 at 08:41 PM by PeterL

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  3. Text Generators

    by , 12-01-2018 at 05:59 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Breathe like a little beaver. Shouldn't we all acknowledge the American Idols? It is amazing to discover the kernel lies inside of us.
    --Marie Antoinette


    A few days ago I across the New Age Bull**** Generator (http://sebpearce.com/bull****/). And just now I discovered that there are others of the same genre:
    Postmodern Generator
    http://www.elsewhere.org/journal/pomo/
    Political Rhetoric Generator
    https://phrasegenerator.com/politics
    ...
  4. Anonymous Harassment

    by , 11-23-2018 at 12:50 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Recently, I learned that someone is harassing me by making anonymous allegations about me to the police, and, of course, the police won't tell me who, but as far as I know, it is not anyone that I know. It used to be that if someone wanted to make an accusation to the police, then their names would be available on the complaint, and the accused could see that. Apparently that isn't required anymore, so a complete stranger can make an anonymous accusation, and get away with it. there's nothing that ...
  5. Cherry Picking

    by , 11-09-2018 at 04:31 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Yesterday, I noticed a post on my Facebook newsfeed about carbon dioxide in the past and climate change. It quickly became apparent that the data was incomplete, and someone had already posted a note about that. I posted links to two similar articles that had more complete information, and, of course, my comments were heartily criticized, because the original was from NASA, while I posted links by people who do make their livings backing an issue.

    Since then I have been thinking ...
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