Category Archives: Conservative Resistance

Ls&Cs: Problem-Solving, Ethics, Out-Group Prejudice, and Padding Bestseller Lists

Several links that I collected on April 20th, the day I went to the hospital for what led to my heart transplant.

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Ls&Cs: Scopes Coal Social Media Fasting and Prayer

Southern resistance to vaccines, and the Southern inferiority complex (entailing the Scopes trial); Republican commitment to fossil fuels despite climate change; false claims via social media; fasting and prayer.

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Links and Headlines: Dark Skies; Misinformation; Critical Thinking; Empathy; Headlines

There have been a handful of SF novels over the years that include as breaks between the prose sets of futuristic news headlines, to indicate the state of the future world without having to explicate it in detail. Gunn’s The … Continue reading

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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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L&C: About Hospital Workers Who Are Opposed to the Covid Vaccines

This headline was striking recently. NYT: A Hospital Finds an Unlikely Group Opposing Vaccination: Its Workers, subtitled, “When a Staten Island hospital implemented a vaccine or testing mandate, some of its staff staged angry protests.”

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Ls&Qs: Denying Reality, Rewriting History

It gets worse and worse.

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Links and Comments: Why People Believe

Links from recent weeks, on political themes. The point, as always, isn’t to rag on Republicans or conservatives, it’s to collect case studies on epistemology: how and why people believe what they do. More and more, Republicans and conservatives have … Continue reading

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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: Utopias; Crises; Paranoia

A sidebar article in last Sunday’s New York Times Magazine interviews Rutger Bregman. How to Think Like a Utopian. Bregman is a young Dutch historian who wrote UTOPIA FOR REALISTS (which I blogged about here) and more recently HUMANKIND: A … Continue reading

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Links and Comments 12 April 21

Anti-vaxxers and Stop the Steal; Historical animus against Italians, and Irish; Racial replacement theory; Conservatives against democracy.

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