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Quote of the Day: Robert Lifton on the “thought terminating cliche”

Thought terminating cliches? You know, like the ones that Americans hear weekly from Rush Limbaugh and Fox News. Here’s the psychologist Robert Lifton, from his book, Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism : “The language of the totalist environment is characterized by … Continue reading

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Creation v. Evolution Watch: Is “Ida” (Darwinius masillae) a King Kong-like Example of the Intersection of Science and Media Hype?

Ladies and gentleman, meet one of your ancestors from 47 million years ago, Darwinius masillae, a transitional mammal between lemurs and monkeys (anthropoids). In other words, meet a “missing link” that ultimately evolved into us. And isn’t she beautiful? People are nicknaming her “Ida,” the “Mona Lisa” of … Continue reading

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