Category Archives: skepticism

Fake News Precedes Us

Peter Hancock, a psychologist at the University of Central Florida has “alternative artifacts” and in his new book “Hoax Springs Eternal: the psychology of cognitive deception,” he shows why some hoaxes are more successful than others. Continue reading

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The Nation Article on Avoiding Fake News From Bangkok

I read this article when teaching a class in Bangkok for the USAID. I enjoyed reading the English version of the papers in the hotel lobby. This column in the The Nation by Suthichai Yoon started with: Thais got a taste of what “fake” news can do to you recently when Facebook got fooled by its own algorithm. Continue reading

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Fake News Confronted by Educators and World Wide Newspapers.

Schools are teaching their students to investigate the news they read Continue reading

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Masters of Deceit–How to Trust?

In 1958 J. Edgar Hoover wrote a classic “Masters of Deceit.” Now days there are a lot of Masters of Deceit. How do we find what is true? Continue reading

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Summer Speed Readers Soar with Less Stress and More Success!

“I was very skeptical of this class at first, but by the end of the first day I was very excited to learn and grow. This class taught me so much more than I ever expected and I know this … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Deception

 “You can never get all the facts from just one newspaper, and unless you have all the facts, you cannot make proper judgements about what is going on.”—Harry S. Truman This a repost of one of our first blogs.  But … Continue reading

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Myths of Speed Reading–Do I Always Have to Read Fast?

When I am asked at a gathering what I do and I reply that I teach speed reading, there are certain questions or (sometimes objections!) to what I have chosen to spend my career and most of my energy doing.  … Continue reading

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