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“We have a population that becomes pacified…”

“When a culture disdains literacy for the important functions of public discourse and replaces that with a medium that focuses on format and style — and therefore entertainment — then you begin to get… you have a situation comparable to … Continue reading

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The Humiliation of the Word – Jacques Ellul

  The Humiliation of the Word – Jacques Ellul “This, then, is our situation today: through the eruption of unlimited artificial images, we have reduced truth to the order of reality and banished the shy and fleeting expression of truth. … Continue reading

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Living in a universe of violent artificial images

Living in a universe of violent artificial images “Images of extreme violence produce either exact reproduction (which is short-lived) or else overall behavior of generalized brutality accompanied by impoverished language.) We must certainly beware of the fact that these images … Continue reading

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The role of images in creating cosplayers

The role of images in creating cosplayers “Because of the images that draw him into the story, he is liberated from the restraint usually placed on some of his instincts. He projects his personal desires onto the world, because these desires … Continue reading

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The “Boston Bombing Hoax” = Suggested, Anticipated, & Presupposed “Evidence”

Most of what we know about national and world events we know via the media — both alternative and mainstream. This experience of events is a mediated experience, and our knowledge of these events is a mediated knowledge — that is: it comes to us via sources other than our direct, personal experience of the world…. Continue reading

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Media-based epistemology, faith, and skepticism

We should not be uncritical, unthinking, true believers of everything and anything we consume via media – mass or alternative. Continue reading

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American Atheists’ symbol is scientifically inaccurate and misleading

Question – How is it that as you said in a hydrogen atom the electron exists in a cloud around the nucleus? Isn’t it just one electron? Why is it a “cloud” around the nucleus and not like a planet around a star?

Answer – Yes, it is just one electron. The point, however, is that an electron is not what you think it is. It really is a smear, not a dot. That smear can, under some conditions, by pulled into a small region or under other conditions expanded out to a large region. So far as we can tell, that’s all there is to it. As for the idea that there’s really a dot-like position hiding in there, as we discuss above, violations of the Bell Inequalities show that such pictures are false. Continue reading

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