Author Archives: LarryC

Zebras, Lamarck and Teleology

A recent article on Discovery.com reveals the likely reason why zebras developed stripes. It turns out that this type of pattern causes light to reflect in a way that keeps away flies and other pests. What’s really so interesting about … Continue reading

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Is Snowden For Real?

Now that Edwards Snowden is making a new statement, it’s a good time to reassess his credibility. Most of the arguments about whistleblower Edward Snowden are whether he’s a hero exposing the secrets of a corrupt government or a traitor … Continue reading

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The Past, Present and Future of Skepticism

Note: This article has also been published on Devtome. Skepticism is widely believed to be a trait of educated and sophisticated intellectuals. Yet the word is used in a variety of ways, many of them contradictory. Let’s delve into the … Continue reading

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Alternative Media or Controlled Opposition?

Are shows like The Daily Show, Colbert Report and Real Time With Bill Maher really as alternative as people like to believe? Or do they play the part of “controlled opposition” -actually serving the forces they pretend to subvert? I … Continue reading

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Seeing the Fnords in American Psychosis

An article recently published on the Adbusters site, American Psychosis, by Chris Hedges, has been widely shared and has apparently struck a chord with many readers. After reading it, I can see why, though my own feelings about it are … Continue reading

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Halloween Costumes and the Appeal of Moral Outrage

This past Halloween, the media was full of stories of people, both celebrities and everyday people, who managed to provoke outrage with their choice of costumes. There was Julianne Hough with her blackface costume. Then there were a pair of … Continue reading

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Are Psychedelics Part of the Illuminati Agenda?

Note: I have recently published a slightly edited version of this article on Devtome: This article was inspired by a story I recently read on the Disinformation.com site. I often wonder about the meaning of that site’s name -is there … Continue reading

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Sharks, Sea Monsters and the DSM

A recent news article -Mysterious Sea Monster Discovered in Spain is Identified illustrates the questionable nature of much conventional and scientific “knowledge.” The headline suggests that this “sea monster” was “identified.” If you read the article, however, you find out … Continue reading

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Scripted News and History

Television networks and movie producers typically test audience reactions using tools such as pilots, movie trailers and surveys. Based on responses, they decide which scripts, characters and endings to release. Suppose that what we call the news and history are … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the TED, Graham Hancock and Rupert Sheldrake Controversy

TED Blog Discussion on Graham Hancock and Rupert Sheldrake The current controversy between TED and Graham Hancock and Rupert Sheldrake is interesting, but not very surprising if you’re familiar how the mainstream paradigm operates. TED has become a trendy and … Continue reading

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