science fiction

Constitution & guns

Is an armed society a safe society?

Conservatives have overturned a century of gun control laws to test their theory.

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How science fiction shows us the limits of science

Summary: Overconfident scientists propel America’s progress. But their confidence does not mean we can safely use their conclusions when making public policy. Stories about future histories of our time show the problem. They can help us more effectively use the insights provided by science. The march of archaeology can help us understands the limits of …

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John Lennon's bloody glasses

Debunking the myth: “An armed society is a polite society”

Summary: As the gun lobby moves from expansion of concealed carry to open carry of guns, it is time to examine the nonsense that so many believe about gun. This is one of the delusions that form the foundation of the New America being built by Republicans using their dominance of State and Federal governments. Built on …

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"The Persistence of memory" by Salvador Dali (1931)

We are living in the crazy years AND Fahrenheit 451

Summary: We have entered the “Crazy Years”, as predicted long ago by science fiction author Robert Heinlein. Our lives are like scenes from Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. These echoes from history help us break through the myopia of our daily routine to see how America has changed — and more clearly see where we are going. …

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