Review of “Inside Out”: fun for kids & disturbing fun for adults

Summary:  Today Locke Peterseim reviews Inside Out. Kids love its great story and fine graphics. Adults love it for more interesting and perhaps disturbing reasons. Read on to learn more.  {2nd of 2 posts today.} “Where Were Sullen, Bitter, Grumpy, and Cynical in Inside Out?” By Locke Peterseim. From the film blog of Open Letters … Continue reading Review of “Inside Out”: fun for kids & disturbing fun for adults

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Testing Skeptical Science: is Roger Pielke Sr. a climate misinformer?

Summary: A post last week examined a darling of the Right, Zero Hedge. This post takes an equally harsh look at a darling of the Left, Skeptical Science. Both show how our stronger loyalty to tribe than truth encourages our information providers to feed us a mix of fact and politically appealing misinformation, shaping our … Continue reading Testing Skeptical Science: is Roger Pielke Sr. a climate misinformer?

The first step to protecting the world from its many dangers

Summary: The daily news bombards us with stories about severe risks to us and the world. Countless well-meaning special interest groups publish incendiary stories, which journalists uncritically repeat. We can't afford to prevent or mitigate them all, so we do little or nothing. Here's a first step to rational action: list and describe each to … Continue reading The first step to protecting the world from its many dangers