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Month: June 2014

*Insert Quasi-Famous Celeb Name Here* is Dead and Other Lies We Believe

I am obsessed with the idea that our lives are shaped by the things people tell us, though these things – masquerading as facts – are likely something they heard from somebody else, who heard it from somebody else, who read it once in an email or in the comment boards, etc… There are wide misconceptions that get spread without nobody double checking to see if they are true, because it is simpler and natural to just accept this vague statement as a truth and spread it as so. These… Read more *Insert Quasi-Famous Celeb Name Here* is Dead and Other Lies We Believe

Like Bringing a Knife to a Gun Fight

Debates about gun control rage on after mass shootings seem to rock the country every few weeks. Depending on the narratives you accept this is either because people do not have guns to protect themselves or because guns are too easily accessible. But which side is right? Both seem to want a more peaceful world, but have different ways of achieving this. This piece will look into the statistics, hopefully finding some bit of evidence to make a decision one way or the other. I personally believe that gun rights… Read more Like Bringing a Knife to a Gun Fight