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This Is Not Normal

One of the messages that activists tried to warn everyone about before Trump took office was that when an authoritarian or fascist government takes control of a democracy, things will, in the very beginning, seem incredibly wrong, but as time goes by a normalization of events and atrocities happens. We …

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Russell’s Teapot Helps Filter Bullshit

With all of the political propaganda, allegations of fake news, and wild conspiracy theories making their rounds on social media and the news, actually having a real effect on our lives, I thought it was high time to bring out some classical ideas that help teach critical thinking and theory. …

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Post Truth

It’s official. We are living in a post truth society where falsehoods are presented as fact and people choose what they believe and what they believe becomes their Truth. Actual truth is constantly being chipped away at with fake news channels churning out stories for profit 24 hours a day …

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Fake News? Take a Razor to It.

If you like this type of art and commentary please consider supporting my Patreon. Today’s piece of art is both a philosophical and a scientific principle. Though not actually created by William of Occam (also spelled Ockham) it was made famous by the 14th century philosopher because he used it so …

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Art of the Gaps: What is the origin of life on Earth?

Part of being human is having the drive to question the mysteries of the world around us. That questioning has led us to many answers over the millenia. Some of the biggest gaps in human knowledge have been answered by arbitrary communal consensus. These diverse myths and stories entertained and …

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Adult Coloring. Does it Have Actual Health Benefits?

There is a big trend in the meditation and self-help communities of adult coloring for relaxation, stress and anxiety reduction. As an artist, I have always looked at my work as a way of helping me to focus and to escape from the stress of the daily grind, but could …

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Mad Art Cast with Elmo, Kristen Bell and Vaccines!

This week we bring you a quickie episode of Mad Art Cast where the gang gives you a run down on vaccines! Vaccines are good. You should get them. You know who else agrees? The Surgeon General and Elmo. We discuss this adorable public service video and the fact that the …

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The W³ Cube: 95% Tungsten 100% BS

Something hit my radar recently thanks to my good friend Jim that was too absurd to let pass silently into internet history without a certain degree of incredulity being poured upon it. Kickstarter is no stranger to absurdist campaigns. For the most part, these campaigns at least know that they …

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