Tag Archives: Reality

Skeptic Magazine: Michael Shermer- Interviewing Dr. Donald Hoffman: ‘The Case Against Reality’

Source:The New Democrat  “In his new book, The Case Against Reality: Why Evolution Hid the Truth From Our Eyes, the U.C. Irvine cognitive scientist Dr. Donald Hoffman challenges the leading scientific theories that claim that our senses report back objective … Continue reading

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Rob Logan: George Carlin- On Soft Langauge

Source:The New Democrat  “One of my favorite George Carlin bits in which he describes the sterilization of the American language. From the 1990 special Doin’ it Again.” Source:Rob Logan: George Carlin- On Soft Langauge This is one thing that I … Continue reading

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Big Think: Kurt Andersen- ‘Why America Confuses Fantasy For Reality- Celebrity, Hollywood & Disneyland

Source:The New Democrat  “The start of the 20th century was the birth of a strange new reality in the United States. The advent of the moving image, of Hollywood and sudden celebrity, caused a quantum shift in how Americans thought … Continue reading

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Foundation Interviews: George Carlin- On Why It’s Important To Not Care At All

Source: The New Democrat Would like to hear more from George Carlin on why he believes it’s not important to give a shit ( as he put it ) because that can be interpreted in multiple ways which is exactly … Continue reading

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Inside Edition: Ali Rosen- Legendary Chef and Traveler Anthony Bourdain Dies At 61: The Man Who Saw and Lived The World

Source: The New Democrat When I first heard about Anthony Bourdain’s show Parts Unknown coming to CNN in 2013 or 14, I thought this was another one of those so-called reality TV shows where the lead character is some loudmouth … Continue reading

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Politics and Prose: Bruce Bartlett- ‘The Truth Matters’

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat I don’t want to make this all about Donald Trump, but when I thinking about The Truth Matters I think of that Kellyanne Conway line from February last year I … Continue reading

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BBC Newsnight: Emily Maitlis Interviewing Kurt Anderson- On Donald Trump and Fantasyland

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Donald Trump and Fantasyland? Donald Trump is Fantasyland! Donald Trump is the President of Fantasyland! The United Donald of Fantasyland is the country that he presides over where facts don’t matter … Continue reading

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