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Of Paradigm Shifts, Logical Fallacies and Process Philosophy


Step One "We admitted we were powerless over the New Age—that our Higher Selves had turned us into flakes." Step Two "Came to believe that a powerful bullshit detector could restore us to sanity." Step Three "Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of our lower selves and… Continue reading Of Paradigm Shifts, Logical Fallacies and Process Philosophy

Art, Education, Politics, Secular Culture Wars

The latest in Protest Video


It may just be the former cheerleader in me, but I appreciate a good chant. I know that for many people currently protesting with Occupy Wall Street, someone with my social background would be considered unwelcome even if economically I qualify as unreservedly poor. But I liked this chant at the end of this video… Continue reading The latest in Protest Video

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Will the movie Atlas Shrugged be the new rallying cry of the Tea Party?


NPR has a short blurb about the upcoming movie Atlas Shrugged based on Ayn Rand's epic. But is it all a farce? I've run across several articles on the subject and they all hinge on Rands deliberately poor presentation of arguments against monopoly capitalism. The current anti globalization movement, with its seemingly post modern flavor,… Continue reading Will the movie Atlas Shrugged be the new rallying cry of the Tea Party?

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Liars for Jesus: Historical Revisionism and supposed UFO revelations


An often circulated FBI memo about the Roswell incident, which resulted in a fraud conviction for some of those involved has been republished, yet again. A variety of news outlets have commented on the recent unveiling of the 'Hottel' memo and some on the fringe of journalistic legitimacy have suggested that it's 'news worthy'.  What… Continue reading Liars for Jesus: Historical Revisionism and supposed UFO revelations