Category Archives: Lunacy

Ls&Cs: Interesting Times

The latest on strategies to avoid long-term calamities, knowing of calamities and lying about them, the US compared to South America and Europe, and Americans’ grasp of reality.

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Facebook Memes 8Sep21

I will start compiling memes I see on Facebook, mostly without comment. These of course are anecdotes; they’re the equivalent of “people are saying” comments from a certain former president, though unlike him, I have Facebook share counts to indicate … Continue reading

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Ls&Cs: Vaccine Regrets and Horse Paste

Have a backlog of links, of course, with new ones now that Christians in Texas are coming closer to matching the achievement of the Taliban in Afghanistan. But for now, a trend of the past couple weeks: right-wing vaccine deniers … Continue reading

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Ls&Cs: Tribal Loyalties and Conservative Irrationality

Several striking items recently that dovetail nicely, about covid and climate change denial.

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Ls&Qs: Denying Reality, Rewriting History

It gets worse and worse.

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L&C: Bamboozled, hoodwinked, led astray

From a long Facebook post by one Thomas Clay Jr. (a journalist and author of at least one book): here.

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Ls&Cs: Paul Krugman on Ignorance and Conservative Values

Two op-ed pieces this past week by New York Times columnist Paul Krugman.

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Links and Comments: Owning Libs and Tyrannical Government Plots

Republican values and principles; enduring human nature.

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Links and Comments: Alternate Realities

Marjorie Taylor Greene, evangelical minds, selective science, denying the truth.

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Notes and Quotes: Richard Dawkins’ UNWEAVING THE RAINBOW

Here is a middle-period book by the Oxford scientist whose writing mostly focuses on evolution; this one is an exception. Its topic is the beauty of science, how science addresses the “appetite for wonder,” and how people who don’t understand … Continue reading

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