Musical Interlude: Depeche Mode

John the Revelator. “Seven lies/multiplied by seven/multiplied by seven again…” Interesting. This morning, there were articles all over the ‘net about how the number of deaths in the Iraq war was decreasing, but the terrorists were learning from their mistakes and becoming more accurate in their attacks. Now, they’re gone — or at least, I […]

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Click! On goes the lightbulb… Dude. Everyone in Pokemon is not just characters in a video game, but characters whose in-game setting is, itself, a video game. Why do these kids’ parents let them run around all the time? Why are all the Nurse Joys identical? Why do the Pokemons level? How, in fact, do

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The Eight Main Symptoms of Groupthink

Eight Main Symptoms of Group Think Illusion of Invulnerability: Members ignore obvious danger, take extreme risk, and are overly optimistic. Collective Rationalization: Members discredit and explain away warning contrary to group thinking. Illusion of Morality: Members believe their decisions are morally correct, ignoring the ethical consequences of their decisions. Excessive Stereotyping:The group constructs negative sterotypes

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