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Torsten Pihl
The Snuggle Wolf of Science, Skepticism, and Silliness
The Snuggle Wolf of Science, Skepticism, and Silliness
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Incontrovertible.
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Conservative George Will weighs in on our dangerously ignorant president.

"...the problem isn’t that he does not know this or that, or that he does not know that he does not know this or that. Rather, the dangerous thing is that he does not know what it is to know something."

"[Trump's] fathomless lack of interest in America’s path to the present and his limitless gullibility leave him susceptible to being blown about by gusts of factoids that cling like lint to a disorderly mind."

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/447310/trump-civil-war-history-comments-show-lack-interest-america-past


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Share the truth.
Honor the truth.
Encourage the truth.

https://www.protruthpledge.org/


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FLUFFY!

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Backfire Effect

Nice cartoon explaining the Backfire Effect:

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/believe

As for hating Cilantro wall of the house - that was well-covered in the Gastropod Podcast on Cilantro. That one is harder to change, it turns out.

#IrrSkep
Inspired by the You Are Not So Smart Podcast of +David McRaney

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"Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) is a propaganda office, one quite similar to what Hitler did in publishing lists of “crimes” committed by Jews in order to stir up public hatred and fear. Study after study shows that immigrants commit violent crimes at far lower rates than American citizens, but as he did during the campaign, Trump will focus on a few horror stories that were reported in order to make people far more afraid of immigrants than they should. This is quite literally what demagoguery means and that is the sole purpose of this new department."

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/dispatches/2017/04/28/trump-creates-office-crime-anecdote-demagoguery/
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UPDATE: Although it works, it was way over-hyped and doesn't produce as much as claimed.

Harvesting water from the air: MOF (metal organic framework) crystals capture water from the air, and then solar power heats the MOF crystals to release the water.

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/04/new-solar-powered-device-can-pull-water-straight-desert-air

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