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Moneyball: A Movie For More Than Baseball Nerds

Moneyball, the film based on the Michael Lewis book of the same name, tells the story of Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics, and how he managed to make one of the poorest teams in baseball a … Continue reading

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The Flintstones Candidates: A Plague of GOP Evolution Deniers

Rick Perry really shows off his ignorance in New Hampshire: “How old do I think the earth is? You know what, I don’t have any idea,” said the Texas governor when asked about his position on the issue by a … Continue reading

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Druyan and Sagan: A Wedding Reading about a Cosmic Romance

This past weekend I was a groomsman in a good friend’s wedding. He had asked me to select a reading of some kind to be given during the ceremony, a piece that would speak about love without the trappings of … Continue reading

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TV Can Teach Critical Thinking as Well as Entertain

When I look back on the (admittedly ridiculous) amount of television I’ve watched over the years, I realize that there were some shows that subtly provided some lessons in thinking critically. There were some shows that either implicitly or explicitly … Continue reading

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Excellent Video About Media Sourcing

Our willingness to drive screwdrivers into our brains rather than unlock the truth has led to a culture of gullibility that’s astonishing in even the most intelligent writers. — Potholer54 YouTube user Potholer54 takes a close look at how the … Continue reading

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