Some people, despite all proof to the contrary, believe the moon landings were faked. Some people, despite all proof to the contrary, believe the last election was stolen. And those are just two of the many conspiracy theories that are believed by untold numbers of people. How can we […]Read more
The Siloization of Humanity – Technology has enhanced an age old habit
Siloization – ˈsī-lō-ə-ˈzā-shən : the process of isolating a group apart from others especially in ways that hinder communication and cooperation In business jargon, “silo teams” refer to situations in which teams or departments don’t communicate with each other and don’t know what each other are doing. Almost always, this […]Read more
The Question Behind Taylor Swift’s Battle
Today, I watched with interest a BBC news story. It was about the ownership of Taylor Swift’s song recordings being sold by some guy named Scooter to some investment firm. Swift is upset that she wasn’t offered the chance to buy ownership of the master recordings of her first six […]Read more
Why is The Curse of Oak Island Lying To Us?
See also my update on the lie: The Curse of Oak Island and the Templar Myth Text Transcript: The Curse of Oak Island is an interesting and entertaining show. But as I mentioned in an earlier video, the show isn’t always entirely upfront with us. This past week, the […]Read more
Is “The Curse of Oak Island” The Reality Show We Deserve?
Video here, text transcript below. Follow up video: Why Is The Curse of Oak Island Lying To Us? There are now three realms of existence: reality, fiction, and reality TV. Reality TV is far too contrived to be reality, which is probably why the TV networks prefer the term […]Read more
Eight Years Away: How My Perspective on Life in America Has Changed
This isn’t an anti-American screed or political diatribe. I will never not be American, but as events unfold, I am more and more detached from the land of my birth.Read more
A Dutch Traffic Jam – What Could Be
Lately, I’ve been seeing a growing number of stories in the corporate media about cities turning to more bicycle friendly policies. City planners are doing much rethinking in response to the pandemic. The pandemic is forcing people to change the way they live and work. In turn, this is encouraging […]Read more
Why Do People Use Hair Dye?
Dying one’s hair is changing one’s appearance. Why would someone do that? Is it as simple a matter as changing one’s shirt? What is really going on when people dye their hair? When we consider what clothing to wear, we consider practical matters and appearance. On the one hand, we […]Read more
Sexism is Cowardice: An Example
Of course I know some think this way, but it’s still a shock to see it. But as a philosophy professor, I recognize a teaching opportunity when I see it. I wrote before about how racism is cowardice and now we can see how this kid’s diatribe vividly demonstrates how […]Read more
The Internet Generation
The Internet Generation “The last generation didn’t have the Internet, the most powerful tool ever created by humanity, so they know it’s value. We used to have to go the library and research for hours to get an answer to a simple question. I find it shocking and absurd that […]Read more