According to an ancient Chinese maxim, “Two-thirds of what we see emerges from behind the eyes” I borrowed this saying as I concluded my article “Comparative Ethics, Ideologies, and Critical Thought,” Roderick Hindery Journal of Religious Ethics 36.2 (June 2008), pp. 215-233. The article is accessible through the home page of my website, Propaganda and […]
In his latest publication about astrophysics (for people in a hurry), Tyson’s work seems to confirm that our universe is spherical, 13.7 billion light years old, and possibly one of many in a multiverse. In my opinion the complexities brought on by the supposed existence of a multiverse cause far more problems than are soluble […]
Who is lying, Donald Trump, James Comey, or perhaps another conglomerate of sources: news analysts and the stations, sponsors, or lawyers who support them? The latter groups, whether they know it or not, succumb to fake news by repeating it too often, with unending complexity, and persistence which they agree may lasts months or years. […]
The ballooning complexity of news speculations about Donald Trump’s behavior towards the FBI and other intelligence committees can be contrasted with the century-old maxim called “Occam’s Razor” which alleges that the simplest explanations are more likely to approximate the full truth than complex formulations. This maxim has often proved true in physics, astrophysics, economic, religious […]
N. Korea’s Kim and his cohorts’ launching threats and missiles may function not only as genuine threats, but also as as propaganda. Both/and! The devastation in N. or S. Korea or elsewhere, which would follow from nuclear explosions, may not be perceived. Logical misperception and sanity may also be in question. This paradigm may also occur […]
A climate of fear creates a climate for propaganda. And propaganda may be used to create a climate of fear. The two feed on one another in counterproductive reciprocity. The Trump administration is one example of this interchange, one example of many globally.
Recent TVshowings about royal monarchs like Queen Victoria and King Louis XIV show some similarities with the attempted monarchical rule of President Trump. To borrow a phrase, each of the systems were rigged.
Einstein used to argue with Niels Bohr and with John Bell that entanglement was impossible beyond the quantum world. At times he seemed unsure, in spite of its plausible relation to the double- slit theory and wave particle duality. How entanglement from one particle here to millions of light years away, how that is extrapolated from […]
A prime example of fake news is that supply-side economics (alias trickle-down economics) is said to trickle down to everyone in equal or comparable measures. Facts contradict this claim, of course. Perhaps trickle-down works in some pockets of the globe but obviously not everywhere. Esp. when 8 persons are alleged (in today’s news) to own […]
When traditional religious beliefs reject the notion of pantheism (belief that God is the same as the universe), they do not cast off the notion of divine omnipresence. They claim that deity is everywhere and BEYOND. If religious traditions like Christianity should propose that God is incarnate in Jesus or other figures, it is not pantheism, […]