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A Pragmatist's Take

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About this blog: Real power doesn't reside with those who make the final decision, but with those who decide what qualifies as the viable choices. I stumbled across this insight as a teenager (in the 1960s). As a grad student, I belonged to an org...  (More)

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Expert witnesses are more than experts. Plus my 7 fundamental impeachment questions
Dec 7, 2019 2:32 am
Comments: 29 | Views: 2,208

Articles and books bemoaning the public's distrust of "experts" have been appearing for many years. One near constant is the author's refusal to... More
Anonymous Sources: Facebook and YouTube suppressing important questions and discussion
Nov 12, 2019 3:17 am
Comments: 29 | Views: 1,702

On Friday night (11/8), Facebook and YouTube announced that they would suppress any postings that included the name of the person widely believed to be the ==I "whistleblower&q... More
Skeptical of the "skeptics" but not the advocates?
Sep 22, 2019 5:21 am
Comments: 37 | Views: 3,228

In another blog on this site "^Skeptics, Dupes and Paranoids^" about the... More
Moral Panic, again on guns
Aug 22, 2019 5:32 am
Comments: 21 | Views: 2,889

A moral panic involves masses of people becoming irrational about a problem, both over-estimating how widespread and serious it is and demanding immediate action... More
de facto Emancipation Proclamation of May-August 1861: Events dictating decisions, not vice versa
Aug 4, 2019 4:06 am
Comments: 0 | Views: 996

Too often history classes and books tell us that things happened when they became official instead of when they became effectively inevitable with an explanation... More
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