Monthly Archives: September 2016

The Neuro-science of Conservative and Liberal Brains

Here’s What Science Says About the Brains of Democrats and Republicans Author: Dylan Goldstein Back in 1796, George Washington offered the nation some unheeded words of advice: beware of political parties. Despite this recommendation, two forces emerged in America and today … Continue reading

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Conflict Urban Dictionary: Nadering

Nader (origin: US Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader 2000 election) 1.Verb Transitive: a.To Nader (an election): to divide the progressive forces and thereby ensure the election of a catastrophically awful candidate, who stands for the polar opposite of what you support.b. … Continue reading

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Donald Trump is Disgusting

Jon Haidt, in his fine book The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion, opened my eyes to the different Moral Foundations of Liberals and Conservatives; though I didn’t agree with the Conservative (not his) take … Continue reading

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Top Ten Commandments of Logic and Good Conflict Tips Too

Useful Top Ten Conflict Tips also: (if anyone knows the original source please let me know) Some more explanation but not necessarily the Source Code at: The 10 Commandments of Rational Debate [logical fallacies explained]  

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Conspiracy Theory Cartoon

Time to repost this I think:  

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The World is a Complex Adaptive System Relatively Immune to Conspiracies

Faced with the Conspiracy Theory that Donald Trump is part of a conspiracy to get Hillary Clinton elected I wrote: The thing about paranoia is that it assumes an almost infantile belief that someone is in control, that there are … Continue reading

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Trump takes us to Abilene

America is going to go for the Abilene Paradox on an unprecedented industrial scale in November. Individuals making decisions unable to manage agreement to achieve their goals and instead electing a lunatic who will destroy much of what they value … Continue reading

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