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Post-Truth "Reality" Tactics

Global trumpism: how India's brutal leader manufactures reality with trumped-up "polls" Let's begin to examine the tactics of post-truth po…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

15 Feb 15
Reply by Joseph P

Snag-Attention Government

While we "rational" Atheists still debate coherently, instead of telling a story that engages the emotions of our audience, storytelling it…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

3 Feb 14
Reply by Grinning Cat

The Blowfish Fallacy

What do gorilla suits and blowfish fallacies have to do with climate change? A favorite climate denier tactic is "laser-focusing on an inco…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Feb 13
Reply by Grinning Cat

Snake Oil of Doom

Trump Sold America a Miracle Cure Alan Levovitz makes sense of the Denier-in-Chief's success as similar to rational people buying miracle c…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

4 Jan 31
Reply by Bertold Brautigan

Media Bubbles - Truth versus Security

Maybe This Is How Democracy Ends Yesterday for the first time in Google+ I followed two people. Abruptly their posts populated my profile p…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

4 Jan 15
Reply by Plinius

Misleading with truth is Paltering

Artful Paltering: The Risks and Rewards of Using Truthful Statements toMislead Others Paltering is the active use of truthful statements to…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Jan 14
Reply by Grinning Cat

On images and moral vacuums

America Is Awash in Fake News Select ideas from Chris Hedges, on corporate-serving fake news, images, and our lost vocabulary to articulate…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Jan 10
Reply by Grinning Cat

Blame as a Fallacy

David Fleming's book Lean Logic, is a sort of dictionary. Among the free pages, is this enlightening entry for blame, in which he describe…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Dec 15, 2016

Repeated lies seem true

The Illusion of Truth It seems too simplistic that just repeating a persuasive message should increase its effect, but that’s exactly what…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

8 Dec 8, 2016
Reply by Chris

Identity-Protective Cognition and Fundamentalism

The Meaning of Scientific "Truth" in the Presidential Election Dan Kahan covers the role of identity-protective cognition in the recent ele…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

3 Nov 29, 2016
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

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