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Trump Launches Leftist Attack Against DeSantis

Most of Trump’s attack on DeSantis sounded very…Democratic. Accusing Republicans of wanting to cut, or completely eliminate, Medicare and Social Security? That could have come from the Democratic attack machine any time in the last 50 years. In fact, Trump’s attack resembled, in spirit at least, President Joe Biden’s taunting of Republicans at the State of the Union address on Feb. 7, when he accused the GOP of seeking to kill Medicare and Social Security

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First Principles: The Building Blocks of True Knowledge

First-principles thinking is one of the best ways to reverse-engineer complicated problems and unleash creative possibility.

Sometimes called “reasoning from first principles,” the idea is to break down complicated problems into basic elements and then reassemble them from the ground up. It’s one of the best ways to learn to think for yourself, unlock your creative potential, and move from linear to non-linear results.

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The Social Dilemma Transcript – Main Arguments

Using The Social Dilemma Transcript this lesson tries to understand the influences Social Media has on the community and what should we do about it. Updated March 27, 2023

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The Misinformation Effect

The Misinformation Effect and False Memories The misinformation effect refers to the tendency for post-event information to interfere with the memory of the original event. Researchers have shown that the introduction of even relatively subtle information following an...

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How the Mind Makes Meaning

Louder than words: The new science of how the mind makes meaning. By Benjamin K. Bergen. New York: Basic Books, 2012. Pp. 312. ISBN 9780465028290. $27.99 Imagine that you are a participant in the following psycholinguistic experiment. You are seated in front of a...

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How to Make Decisions – Old

Decision MakingHow to Make Better Decisions Better Decisions come better information, and better information comes from better communication. Ultimately all decisions are information dependent. Some of your decisions will be so routine that you make them without...

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Quarantine Fatigue

Quarantine Fatigue Instead of an all-or-nothing approach to risk prevention, Americans need a manual on how to have a life in a pandemic. In the earliest years of the HIV epidemic, confusion and fear reigned. AIDS was still known as the “gay plague.” To the extent...

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The Cognitive Science of Free Will

The Cognitive Science of Free Will How to make the best decisions is one of the "Key Questions" the @lantis Learning Community is interested in. This lesson is focused on how the brain constrains our decision making by fooling us about Free Will One of the main...

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Network Neuroscience

The new discipline of network neuroscience yields a picture of how mental activity arises from carefully orchestrated interactions among different brain areas. Networks pervade our lives. Every day we use intricate networks of roads, railways, maritime routes and...

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Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is one of many self-help programs that emerged in the 1970s and '80s but whose popularity has waned somewhat in recent years. NLP might be seen as a competitor with Landmark Forum, Tony Robbins, and legions of other enterprises...

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Critical Thinking

Being Critical, Not Thinking Critically Too often in practice, people equate critical thinking with merely being skeptical of whatever they hear. Or they will interpret it to mean that, when confronted with someone who says something that they disagree with,...

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Neuro Linguistic Programing

I think the more you want to become more and more creative you have to not only elicit other peoples' (plural) strategies and replicate them yourself, but also modify others' strategies and have a strategy that creates new creativity strategies based on as many...

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Neural Networks

A Basic Introduction To Neural Networks http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~bolo/shipyard/neural/local.html What Is A Neural Network? The simplest definition of a neural network, more properly referred to as an 'artificial' neural network (ANN), is provided by the inventor of...

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How We Think

[ted id=2265] Great Video of how we think. Specifically the comments about how we can take very little information and create huge conclusions. 00:12 Imagine that you invented a device that can record my memories, my dreams, my ideas, and transmit them to your...

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4 Simple Media Literacy Rules

4 Simple Media Literacy Rules I just heard the news: "The top 20 fake stories received more “shares, reactions, and comments” than the 20 top real news stories in the final months of the presidential campaign." It seems fake news is more appealing and, apparently,...

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Media Literacy Challenges

Media Literacy Challenges Did media literacy backfire? Anxious about the widespread consumption and spread of propaganda and fake news during this year’s election cycle, many progressives are calling for an increased commitment to media literacy programs. Others are...

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How To Improve Media Literacy

Updated March 1, 2023 This Lesson is focused on finding the best ways to promote and support media literacy in the community. Our focus is on helping everyone, young and old, to develop critical thinking and media production skills needed to live fully in the 21st...

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How to Translate Conservative Speak

In order to process all the information available, we need to know how to translate conservative speak. In this case we can use GOP Rep Steve King. Steve was on CNN yesterday to explain to us all that Vladimir Putin is no real danger to free speech because, hey, Garry...

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Neurotheology

Iran J Neurol. 2014; 13(1): 52–55. PMCID: PMC3968360 PMID: 24800050 Neurotheology: The relationship between brain and religion Alireza Sayadmansourcorresponding author Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer This article has been...

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It Must Be True – TheResurgent.com

Reading the article you linked to, it doesn’t sound like these are lies. It sounds like these are justifications of the truth. Yes Pruitt flew first class, but he did it because of threats. Yes Pruitt gave raises to two staff members, but he didn’t realize he had to...

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Why “Expert Opinions” So Often Are Dead Wrong – Foundation for Economic Education – Working for a free and prosperous world

Manned flight is impossible.  Computers will never be smaller than a house. Space flight is “utter bilge.” The food pyramid. One doesn’t have to look far to find embarrassing, peer-reviewed, max-credentialed, decades-held-as-orthodoxy proclamations by the...

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