A philosopher’s 350-year-old trick to get people to change their minds is now backed up by psychologists

by Olivia Goldhill The 17th century philosopher Blaise Pascal is perhaps best known for Pascal’s Wager which, in the first formal use of decision theory, argued that believing in God is the most pragmatic decision. But it seems the French thinker also had a knack for psychology. As Brain Pickings points out, Pascal set out the most effective way More...

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By presidentzen1 On Saturday, March 4th, 2017
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Liberal Journalists Learn First-Hand What ‘No-Go Zones’ Are

By Brent Smith Even after weeks, liberals are still trying to prove to the nation that Trump was not only wrong about Sweden, but he is, as are we, all wet regarding terrorism and the problems with Islam. There More...

By presidentzen1 On Friday, March 3rd, 2017
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North Carolina school board rejects ban on Confederate flag

© David Goldman/AP Photo A Confederate flag flies at the base of Stone Mountain Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Stone Mountain, Ga. HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — A North Carolina school board has voted not to ban the Confederate More...

By presidentzen1 On Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
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Alien ‘Proof’ Allegedly Shuts Down 4Chan [PICTURE]

By S.J. Prince Early Thursday morning, an image alleging to show an ultra realistic reptilian alien was shared on 4chan image board forums. Soon after, the website went down and the picture was deleted. See the More...

By presidentzen1 On Sunday, February 26th, 2017
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MSNBC Host: It’s Media’s job to control what you think

By Shepard Ambellas MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski told viewers of Morning Joe Wednesday that President Donald Trump is “trying to undermine the media,” and that it’s the establishment press’s job to “control More...

By presidentzen1 On Thursday, February 16th, 2017
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Algorithms: the managers of our digital lives

By Ed Jones 2/12/2017 Algorithms are a crucial cog in the mechanics of our digital world, but also a nosy minder of our personal lives and a subtle, even insidious influence on our behaviour. They have also come More...

By presidentzen1 On Monday, February 6th, 2017
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Zeitgeist Film Assignment

by Andrew Robinson The 2006 film V for Vendetta will be remembered as the zeitgeist of the early 2000’s because of its anti-authoritarian message during the height of the War on Terror, which saw a sharp rise More...

By presidentzen1 On Sunday, February 5th, 2017
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Study reveals conspiracy theorists the most sane of all

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 by: J. D. Heyes If you’re a conspiracy theorist, then you’re crazy, right? That’s been the common belief for years, but recent studies prove that just the opposite is More...