1. Dr. Emmett Miller Narrate...

Yuval Miller liked this postDr. Emmett Miller has narrated the audiobook version of Truthiness Fever. You can now download it from audible.com, or get the book recorded on CDs from Shop DrMiller.com. Now you can listen to a great narrator...

2. Let Go of your Mermaid Fa...

Those empirical killjoys at NOAA declare mermaids dead. Let ‘em go. This isn’t a case of species extinction, but rather mythology debunking. Failing to confirm the myth in spite of centuries of collective human efforts, they...

3. Flunking the Final Test o...

James Hansen, an early and persistent spokesman on global warming, explains why the plan to fuel our vehicles with tar sands represents our final exam. If we choose the wrong answer, we flunk, the game is over, and much of civilization...

4. NASA Debunks World End

Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) have produced a video that explains why they think the world won’t end at the end of the Mayan calendar cycle, slated for Dec. 21. 2012.  In the video, which was posted...
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Earth terraformers screwed up

SciFi likes the idea of terraforming: You go to a virgin planet and “augment” it by providing code such as genetic material and other accelerants that quickly take over the terrain and fill it out...

Truthiness in Ableism

Ableism is the belief that able-bodied people are better, more valuable, or even more worthy than people with disabilities. Obviously, most people wouldn’t think they suffer from this prejudice. 50...

Grateful for Science

I, for one, am glad to be living in the 21st Century, with all of our knowledge and useful technology. I never would’ve made it through childhood in the 19th century, having had dozens of serious...

Can Democracy Work in Fantasyland?

Frank Rich, NY Times columnist, recounts in a recent essay the many ways our recent national elections revealed unmitigated lying. As I noted, Rich also thinks the GOP accounted for the vast majority of...

Math: Last Frontier of Demagoguery

Many people believe that Americans have separated into two factions, one called “reality-based” and the other “reality makers.” Extreme members of the US right-wing have derided the...

Lying in a Parallel Universe

When Presidential campaigns pass $1B, and each voter in contention is worth $1000, you can understand why facts alone might not be sufficiently persuasive or attention grabbing. The solution? Take them to a...

Romney: I Know Something You Don’t...

Mitt Romney often repeats “I know how to fix this economy. I know how to create jobs.”  His qualifications? His track record at Bain Capital. That track record is examined critically by David...

Post-Truth Politics Supersedes Reality-b...

Karl Rove famously dissed his political opponents for suffering from membership in a “reality-based community,” comprising people who try to assess problems and discern solutions to them using...

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Rick Hayes-Roth is a Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School as well as Chairman & CEO of Truth Seal Corp., an organization that operates TruthSeal.com and TruthMarket.com. Truth Seal’s mission is to create a Marketplace for Truth TellingTM by validating public statements, making the statements and their authors trustworthy, and rewarding TruthTellers who find evidence to falsify invalid claims. TruthMarket allows groups of like-minded people to band together to crowd-source fund a public campaign against lies and phony denials. Follow Truthiness Fever on Facebook.

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