Category Archives: Gap Theory

The Jump From Benign Conspiracy Theories to Fake News to Hate Vitriol

On most occasions we would find something minorly amusing when the media presents us with a wacky conspiracy theory.  The Earth Is Flat 1 comes to mind, as possibly does The Moon Landing Was Faked.2  However, some conspiracy theories loom much larger … Continue reading

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Morals and Measles

“It will take off like wildfire” Within the last few weeks it has become apparent not only that a major measles outbreak is occurring in multiple locations (reports here and here), but that the cases are continuing to increase in numbers.  The outbreaks … Continue reading

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7 Words to Change the World

“There is always a gap between the experience and the fuller truth.  One problem is that the size of the gap (between the event and our speaking out about it) is inversely proportional to what we think we already know.” A … Continue reading

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Thought Provoking Articles from 2018

This post is a bit later this year due to travel.  But on second thought, perhaps a retrospective for a year should certainly include the last days of the year, the ones everyone else skips. Here, in no particular order, … Continue reading

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The Way We Think (3): The Conservative Disadvantage

One of the most interesting insights from diving into Moral Foundations Theory (MFT) (1) was reading about the reactions of the research team while they were dealing with the results from their research and viewing these results in light of the … Continue reading

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There Is No Gravity. Things Fall.

I really didn’t know where to begin on this one. Well, actually, how to continue because I had already begun laughing hysterically. The post title derives from a comment by a person who recently attended a Flat Earth Conference in North … Continue reading

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The Grim Consequences from Studying Fake News

“Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it” – Jonathan Swift The recent recognition that false or fake news propagates isn’t new, and the idea that it travels faster than truth isn’t either. Jonathan Swift knew this in 1729, … Continue reading

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