Apr 102017
2017-04-10  Big Pharma.  Vaccines.  Why would you not ask questions?   (Why do we think we know everything?)

  April 10, 2017 TO:   CBC Radio, The Current, Host Anna Maria Tremonti RE:   (April 10)   Why we think we know everything, a cognitive scientist explains Note:  in this interview, Tremonti and the interviewee, Steven Sloman, agreed with each other that vaccines is a sacrosanct topic, not open to discussion. http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-april-10-2017-1.4061220/why-we-think-we-know-everything-a-cognitive-scientist-explains-1.4061245   I mailed my reaction. […]

Nov 272013

I want to integrate this with other articles we have circulated, the science that studies neural pathways.  Don’t have time at the moment.   http://www.nationofchange.org/ny-times-uncovers-conservative-attacks-and-then-prints-one-both-are-front-page-1385475417 The NY Times has many virtues and some important flaws. Both were evident on the paper’s front page this week and there is a lot to be learned by what did […]

Sep 302013

http://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_loftus_the_fiction_of_memory.html?utm_source=newsletter_weekly_2013-09-28&utm_campaign=newsletter_weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_content=talk_of_the_week_button Elizabeth Loftus: The fiction of memory 17:36 minutes • Filmed Jun 2013 • Posted Sep 2013 • TEDGlobal 2013 Psychologist Elizabeth Loftus studies memories. More precisely, she studies false memories, when people either remember things that didn’t happen or remember them differently from the way they really were. It’s more common than you might […]

Jun 282012

Watch the video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGQmdoK_ZfY OR, same thing Go to http://www.dansimons.com/videos.html.   Watch the top video. OR:  To the right see the menu of 8 videos.  The top right-hand one should be 19.16 minutes, of Dan’s TED Talk, demonstrating students passing volleyballs.  Try that one. The work of Dan Simons is valuable.  We circulated it by email (in […]

Feb 142012

I believe this is the growing consciousness.   Many more people are “getting it” – that we are all part and parcel of the same thing, the one, along with the rest of creation.  It’s hard getting past the idea that we are separate. http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/einsteins-theory-of-religion/ “Everything that the human race has done and thought is concerned with the satisfaction […]

Mar 102010

Some critical components of democracy are addressed, including the ability of citizens to recognize propaganda and how it operates.   CONTENTS (1)   COMMENTARY (2)   THE CELLIST OF SARAJEVO = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = == (1)   COMMENTARY   I was asked:   Why shouldn’t I […]

Mar 052010

(Nov 29, 2011:  scroll down to bottom to “Comments” regarding Bush Family history,  with thanks to Alex James and Jim Vella.) The use of propaganda in today’s world is a serious issue. This CBC documentary sets the stage for this series of  postings about propaganda and naiveté:   http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/lovehatepropaganda/ “ …  a six-part documentary series on the […]