Calling Bullshit: Is More Information Making Us Less Reasonable?

by James McWilliams Pacific Standard edited by O Society April 17, 2019 A class on "calling bullshit" offered at the University of Washington teaches the proliferation of algorithms and data makes misinformation more widespread. To prepare themselves for future success in the American workforce, today's college students are increasingly choosing courses in business, biomedical science, engineering, … Continue reading Calling Bullshit: Is More Information Making Us Less Reasonable?

Bernie Sanders Shines on Fox News

No, really, you read that right. “Democratic socialism, to me, is creating a government, and an economy, and a society which works for all, rather than just the top one percent. It means ending the absurd inequalities that exist today. And I want to lay this out, because you’re not going to hear this much … Continue reading Bernie Sanders Shines on Fox News

Media Condemn Julian Assange For Reckless Exposure Of How They Could Be Spending Their Time

Onion edited by O Society April 13, 2019 WASHINGTON—In the wake of the WikiLeaks founder’s arrest by British authorities on behalf of the U.S. for charges stemming from the publication of classified military documents in 2010, members of the American media condemned Julian Assange Friday for the reckless exposure of how they could be spending their … Continue reading Media Condemn Julian Assange For Reckless Exposure Of How They Could Be Spending Their Time

The Martyrdom of Julian Assange

The arrest Thursday of Julian Assange eviscerates all pretense of the rule of law and the rights of a free press. The illegalities, embraced by the Ecuadorian, British and U.S. governments, in the seizure of Assange are ominous. They presage a world where the internal workings, abuses, corruption, lies and crimes, especially war crimes, carried … Continue reading The Martyrdom of Julian Assange

Julian Assange Dragged Out of Ecuadorian Embassy and Arrested by British Police

edited by O Society April 11, 2019 Julian Assange Dragged Out of Ecuadorian Embassy and Arrested by British Police https://youtu.be/stTMt1tLT4g  UK Government official take: "We can confirm that Julian Assange was arrested in relation to a provisional extradition request from the United States of America." “He is accused in the United States of America of … Continue reading Julian Assange Dragged Out of Ecuadorian Embassy and Arrested by British Police

Brains, genes, and chemical imbalances – how explanations of mental illness affect stigma

by Nick Haslam Conversation edited by O Society April 8, 2019 People who attribute mental illness to brain disease or genes tend to blame affected people less, but see them as more hopeless and dangerous.lauren rushing/Flickr Depression, schizophrenia, and other psychiatric conditions increasingly are linked to findings in the brain and in our genes. Many professionals believe … Continue reading Brains, genes, and chemical imbalances – how explanations of mental illness affect stigma