Category Archives: rationality

Getting Past the Eclipse Hype

Considering the absurd level of hype and some of the more ridiculous exaggerations and crackpot  claims of mystical silliness, I am sorry to say that I will be glad when the whole thing is over. Eclipses are amazing and beautiful. … Continue reading

Posted in astronomy, eclipse, natural history, pseudoscience, rationality, space, Sun | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Earth’s Forests are “Diminished Imitations” of “Real” Trees

I want to be optimistic about humanity — I really do. But it seems like every morning I wake up to a new low in the annals of human stupidity. Let me make up an example. This may be believed … Continue reading

Posted in clear thinking, pseudoscience, rationality, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Lies, extortions and threats

Lies, extortions and threats. How long must America endure such blatant and un-American activities from the White House and Congress? What can we do? I’m not sure what it will take. Some folks think I should just chill. See what … Continue reading

Posted in America, clear thinking, Politics, rationality, truth | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Do Flat Earth Believers Have a Mental Flaw?

The funny — and very annoying — thing about conspiracy theorists is that they are willing to believe in an intricate and complicated fabrication far more complicated, and far less supported by any reasonable evidence, than is provided by standard … Continue reading

Posted in Beliefs, clear thinking, nature, optical illusion, pseudoscience, rationality | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Finland, the country that doesn’t exist

To a certain extent I can understand how rumors get started and how certain conspiracy myths spread. In some cases they start with a modicum of reality and stretch it into shapes that overly distrustful folks and/or those with overly … Continue reading

Posted in Beliefs, clear thinking, pseudoscience, rationality | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Lies will not make “America Great Again”

It is clear that all politicians lie or distort the truth to some extent, but it also is oh so obvious that Trump simply has no shame and no conscience. So many lies and complete fabrications just to get people … Continue reading

Posted in deceit, honesty, lies, media, Politics, rationality, Trump, truth, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Superstitious about Supermoons The older I get, the more fascinated I become with the tendency of some people to stick to their cherished beliefs when confronted with overwhelming evidence to the contrary.  It’s the same for folks who insist that … Continue reading

Link | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment