Agnotology: Inside Corporations’ War on Science

Sean Illing interviews David Michaels edited by O Society May 27, 2020 A new book explains how corporations create and spread a climate of doubt around science and expertise. Johnson & Johnson announced this week it will stop putting talc, a mineral linked to asbestos, in its baby powder products. The move comes after years of … Continue reading Agnotology: Inside Corporations’ War on Science

Kayfabe or Shoot? PayPal’s Peter Thiel on Donald Trump’s WWF Wrasslin’ Moves

  https://youtu.be/yjW9UXoKU2s   Trump resembles Ravishing Rick Rude or Ric Flair more than an actual president — maybe it's why so many Americans love him! by Chauncey deVega edited by O Society May 27, 2020 The election of Donald Trump is easy to understand, if you know where to look for answers. In a wide-ranging interview … Continue reading Kayfabe or Shoot? PayPal’s Peter Thiel on Donald Trump’s WWF Wrasslin’ Moves

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

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?

A Modest Propsal

One of our O Society people called Daniele Vanni writes: "To everyone who may be reading: This comment refers to the ethics of this publisher website (O Society), not to the specific article v below v. To understand the comment better, please check the original article: Scientists: ‘Look, One-Third Of The Human Race Has To … Continue reading A Modest Propsal

There is No Absolute Truth: On Covid-19, Misinformation, and Bullshit

by Julia Wong interviews Carl Bergstrom edited by O Society May 2, 2020 Carl Bergstrom is uniquely suited to understanding the current moment. A professor of biology at the University of Washington, he spends his career studying two seemingly disparate topics: emerging infectious diseases and networked misinformation. The two merged into one the moment reports of … Continue reading There is No Absolute Truth: On Covid-19, Misinformation, and Bullshit

1 Out of 1 Experts Agree: TidePods Cures Coronavirus

Trump Administration was Warned Before His Inauguration of Flu-like Epidemic Coming edited by O Society April 25, 2020 NYC Poison Control Calls for Bleach, Lysol Double After Trump Recommends Taking Disinfectant "Donald Trump suggests injecting disinfectant is one way to combat COVID-19," the city said Saturday. https://youtu.be/0y5rmmmxN_4 In the 18 hours after the president's suggestion … Continue reading 1 Out of 1 Experts Agree: TidePods Cures Coronavirus