It's not enough to know that "fake news" exists; we need to be humble enough to acknowledge that we are susceptible to it, and to blame for it.
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”
With all the people I meet who learn of my project, I inevitably end up rehashing a lot of the same material. The list of cities I've lived in gets rattled off with all the rhythmic precision of a scripted speech. My favorite city? How do I pick my cities? What will I do when … Continue reading Are You Taking Notes?
Conspiracy Theories Everyone I meet seems prone to imagine conspiracies. There are always the flashy ones like, "9/11 was an inside job" or "The moon landing was fake," and then there are the more grounded ones where [Fill In The Blank Group] is manipulating [Fill In The Blank System] for some agenda, secret or otherwise. … Continue reading The complete lack of evidence is the surest sign that the conspiracy is working
Hey class, let's dissect a "Science" article: Will March 19 'Supermoon' Trigger Natural Disasters? Starting from the beginning: According to the article, the moon's natural orbit will bring it as close to the earth as it has been in 18 years. 18 years! By golly, who can remember that far back? Dinosaurs could have been … Continue reading For Science So Loved The World…
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.