Sunday, February 19, 2017

Trump Stokes Deplorable Ignorance By Doubling Down On Feud With Media/Lügenpresse

Trump Doubles Down On Feud With Media At Florida Rally
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Alan: It is deplorable, dangerous and sometimes fatal that so many citizens do not know how to reach the rational, well-informed conclusion that -- while nothing and noone is perfect -- the mainstream media are far more likely to present a much closer approximation of truth than the "left-field" assertions of right-wing ideologues whose ridiculous arguments about "Truth" have included:

1.) opposition to seat belt use because it is better to "be thrown clear of the car,"

2.) the assertion that cigarettes do not cause cancer,

3.) that the free market is always superior to regulated markets,

4.) that the Invisible Hand of The Marketplace, when unimpeded, is as omniscient as God Himself

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5.) that anecdotal evidence trumps statistical evidence,

6.) that global warming is not taking place (Trump himself said - and then tried to deny saying - that global warming is "a Chinese hoax to make American manufacturing non-competitive"), and

7.) evolution is "just a theory" even though the principles of evolution can be demonstrated in the laboratory, and the fossil record, while incomplete, forces the reasonable conclusion that life on earth has witnessed - over geological time - the development of species by incremental physical and functional changes. 

Unless we wish to provoke Armageddon, either hoping that "God will save us" or that provoking catastrophic devolution to pre-industrial social and economic orders will be preferable to modern medicine, abundant food, central heating and indoor plumbing, contemporary societies must accept the fundamental postulates of science starting with The Scientific Method, an epochal discovery that was reponsible for enlarging tiny islands of rationality in a boundless sea of crippling (and often meanspirited) superstition.

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"The Death Of Epistemolgy"

"Republicans For Revolution," A Study In Anarchic Apocalypticism

If unscientific opinion is considered equal to evidence-based scientific findings, we will enter another Dark Age in which disease will be uncontrollable, modern medicines and surgical techniques will disappear and -- as was true prior to The Industrial Revolution -- half of humankind will die from childhood diseases and toothache will afflict you for half your life. 

Colonial Dentistry And George Washington's Teeth

Tragically, when opinion trumps evidence-based reasonability, people lose the ability to imagine the calamity that their aggressive ignorance and stupidity bring in tow, instead believing that there really were Golden Ages, and -- by God! -- we can return to them.

"Make America Great Again" Song: Your Best Chance To "Get Through To" Conservative Friends

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"Pope Francis Links"
Pope Francis: Quotations On Finance, Economics, Capitalism And Inequality
Pope Francis: One Of The Most Powerful Critiques Of Capitalism You Will Ever Read

Pope Francis: "This Economy Kills"

Catholic Social Teaching

Pope Francis: Moving The Moral Compass 
From "The Individual" Toward "The Collective"

Pro-Science Pontiff: Pope Francis On Climate Change, Evolution And The Big Bang

Pope Francis: What Christianity Looks Like When Believers Realize "God Is Love"

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