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the ancient nonsense of graham hancock, now on netflix
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the ancient nonsense of graham hancock, now on netflix

Ancient Apocalypse is not a bold new exploration of human history. It’s a cheap, lazy rehash of myths and cliches debunked a century ago.

the doomsday plans of the rich and fabulous
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the doomsday plans of the rich and fabulous

Wealthy investors and tycoons are joining the ranks of doomsday preppers, planning elaborate post-apocalypse compounds and bunkers, or dystopian power grabs.

conspiracy theorists go after the james webb space telescope
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conspiracy theorists go after the james webb space telescope

Proving that we can’t just have nice things in the age of social media, the conspiracy theory industry jumped on the first images from JWST.

why is right wing social media obsessed with ukrainian biolabs?
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why is right wing social media obsessed with ukrainian biolabs?

Combine malicious propaganda with paranoid people who want to believe they know secrets they don’t, and you get a noxious mess.

how our mismanaged boredom is destroying the world
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how our mismanaged boredom is destroying the world

Today’s conspiracy theorists are baffling to old school skeptics because their motives are completely different, much simpler, and much more disturbing.

so, about that jewish space laser…
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so, about that jewish space laser…

An absurd conspiracy embraced by a GOP congresswoman would be funny if she wasn’t serious and if people knew more about how lasers and space solar really work.

the boomers are not all right: how social media obsessions are destroying families
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the boomers are not all right: how social media obsessions are destroying families

Older, conservative Americans have become engrossed in conspiracy theories and fear-mongering propaganda. Now, they’re paying the price as their families start to cut ties.

no one’s going to read this, and that’s ok
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no one’s going to read this, and that’s ok

With everything we do quantified by social media likes, impressions, and shares, we need to remember the reason and purpose for creating something for the sake of creation.

the amazing, evolving ancient astronaut theory
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the amazing, evolving ancient astronaut theory

For some people, science is not enough but religion is too implausible to explain our origins, so instead of making their peace with one, they turn to a curious mix of both.

rage against the metric system: the partisan outrage machine’s performative stupidity
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rage against the metric system: the partisan outrage machine’s performative stupidity

Having apparently ran out of enemies for a night, Fox News decided to battle a new foe during its primetime lineup: the tyranny of the ubiquitous metric system.

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