Daily Archives: March 17, 2006

Fundamentalism and Science

Conversation in the hall yesterday regarding fundmentalism and its appearance (strength)as a predictor of “dark ages”.  Think about it — it would be an inverse relationship as an increase in fundamentalist thinking suppresses science, engineering, innovation and cultural enlightenment.

No links here.  Just “Deep Thinking…”

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Cognitive Dissonance and Government Data

Two headlines suggest a disconnect between the inflation report and real data on gasoline prices

The former reflects a report on data from February while the latter reflects data as of this week. Nonetheless, all the public hears is “prices down” while at the pump the prices are jumping by the hour. No wonder the public tunes out the news.

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