“Everything You Know Is Wrong”

Move around enough, meet enough strangers, come face-to-face with enough gray-haired 30-year-olds, and you will inevitably be confronted with this confounding "truth": Gravity is a lie. We never landed on the moon. Obama is from Pluto. Jesus wasn't white (nor was he Jewish). Your broccoli isn't organic. There is a certain portion of the population … Continue reading “Everything You Know Is Wrong”

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Class Warfare

"Millionaire tax called 'class warfare' by GOP." I've really tried to avoid broaching politics on this blog throughout most of this stupidity, but it's hard to just completely ignore it.  If you rightly don't care about this whole clusterfuck of inanity because you, again rightly, understand that this whole mess is about the political parties … Continue reading Class Warfare

The words we say aren’t meant for anyone.

Recently, while sitting in the back room of my job on a break, I was somewhat captive audience to a conversation between two coworkers that required a little personal research after the fact.  The conversation spring-boarded off of the topic of the Texas School Board's destruction of legitimate education, turning to the tyranny of history. … Continue reading The words we say aren’t meant for anyone.

Can you tell the difference between a Fact and an Opinion?

(In honor of the release of Richard Dawkin's new book, The Greatest Show On Earth) What is the difference between fact and opinion?  Verifiable Truth and Personal Belief? People engaged in this discussion often allow themselves to get off track because they intentionally misrepresent certain qualifiers that in normal conversation are understood, but in a … Continue reading Can you tell the difference between a Fact and an Opinion?