Month: May 2019

news of the people, by the people and for the people

Better education trumps fake news

The statistics seem to speak for themselves. The Finns decided to use their educational system to teach students (also adults) to understand fake news and train them in detecting bullshit. Having a big, ‘bad’ neighbor has taught the Finns some lessons, one of them apparently is that to counter lies and propaganda from the other…
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May 29, 2019 0
Photo by Samuel Zeller on Unsplash

Facts aren’t (that) important

It’s a sad fact (ouch) that what really matters to people are not facts but values and emotions. We are emotional herd animals with a brittle and porous surface of rationality that is constantly overridden by our core values and our strong emotions. This is built into us since long before we acquired conscious rationality,…
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May 23, 2019 0