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First Principles: Facts Are Stubborn Things

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” – John Adams (1770)

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Thought For the Day: If History Teaches Anything, It Teaches Self-Delusion In the Face of Unpleasant Facts Is Folly

“If history teaches anything, it teaches self-delusion in the face of unpleasant facts is folly.” – President Ronald Reagan (1911-2004)

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Bad Data Rejected

Bad Data Rejectedby Michael DoyleBad dataMay be big dataBut false is always untrueAnd should be rejectedWhen you call a strangerWho knows the dangerOf talking to a snooty pollsterOut to collect dataThat confirms opinions, not factsYou’re going to get skewThe results … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Too Often We Enjoy the Comfort of Opinion Without the Discomfort of Thought

“Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” – John F. Kennedy

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First Principles: Facts Are Stubborn Things

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” – John Adams (1770)

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Thought For the Day: In the United States There Is No Phenomenon More Threatening To Popular Government Than the Unwillingness of Newspapers To Give the Facts To Their Readers

“In the United States there is no phenomenon more threatening to popular government than the unwillingness of newspapers to give the facts to their readers.” – Nelson Antrim Crawford (1888-1963)

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First Principles: Facts Are Stubborn Things

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” – John Adams (1770)

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First Principles: Facts Are Stubborn Things; and Whatever May Be Our Wishes, Our Inclination, or the Dictates of Our Passions, They Cannot Alter the State of Facts and Evidence

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” – John Adams (1770)

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On the Influence of Mass and Social Media

Mass Media Shaping of Culture and Perceptions of Self, Others and the World:             Where once Gutenberg’s printing press led the way in shaping the world, the driving technology in the modern world is mass media in its many and … Continue reading

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First Principals: Whatever May Be Our Wishes, Our Inclination or the Dictates of Our Passions, They Cannot Alter the States of Facts and Evidence

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” – John Adams (1770)

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