the Information Apocalypse is Already Here and Reality is a Loser

Supposedly we spent more than three years preparing for an information apocalypse. Why couldn’t we stop it with the coronavirus? by  Craig Silverman edited by O Society May 25, 2020 Two years ago, a video of former president Barack Obama calling President Donald Trump a “total and complete dipshit” was uploaded to YouTube. As the shock … Continue reading the Information Apocalypse is Already Here and Reality is a Loser

The science behind human irrationality just passed a huge test

5 Ways Behavioral Economics Changes the Way We Market Kahneman's foundational idea of behavioral economics stands up to replication test by Cathleen O'Grady edited by O Society May 24, 2020 If you won $100 tomorrow, you’d be pretty happy. And if you lost $100, you’d be less than thrilled. But those two feelings wouldn’t be the … Continue reading The science behind human irrationality just passed a huge test

Vice Dressed As Virtue

"The corruption of the best things begets the worst." ~ David Hume The Natural History of Religion  Cruelty and morality seem like polar opposites – until they join forces. Beware those who persecute in the name of principle by Paul Russell edited by O Society May 22, 2020 Following in the steps of Michel de … Continue reading Vice Dressed As Virtue

The Great White Grizzly Bear

https://facebook.com/RimrockResortHotel/videos/705511526877712/ UPI edited by O Society May 22, 2020 A traveler on a highway through the Rocky Mountains in Canada captured video of an unusual local resident -- a white grizzly bear. Cara Clarkson says she and her family were traveling the Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park when they spotted the white bear and its darker-colored sibling. … Continue reading The Great White Grizzly Bear

A Plandemic of Pandas: Pandemonium in a Planetarium… wait, WTF?

No matter the details of the plot, conspiracy theories follow common patterns of thought by John Cook edited by O Society May 21, 2020 A sign of the times: a disinformation video called Plandemic recently went viral. Despite being taken down by YouTube and Facebook, it continues to get uploaded and viewed millions of times. The video … Continue reading A Plandemic of Pandas: Pandemonium in a Planetarium… wait, WTF?

The False Dichotomy

by Nathan Robinson edited by O Society May 22, 2020 He unemployment numbers are horrifying. The worst since the great depression. Tens of millions of people out of work. 9 million have lost their health insurance. It’s bad out there. The positive spin is much of this unemployment should be temporary, lasting only as long as … Continue reading The False Dichotomy

Russiagate was a Fraud but Obamagate is Real

  https://twitter.com/freedomrideblog/status/1263103386401910791 by Margaret Kimberley edited by O Society May 21, 2020 Obama’s fans like to think of the First Black President as scholarly and above the fray of dirty politics, but he appears to have conspired with the FBI to set up the incoming administration. “Trump’s twitter rants about what he calls Obamagate are in … Continue reading Russiagate was a Fraud but Obamagate is Real