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Gurus, Thought Leaders, and Intellectual Cargo Cults

Richard Feynman used the term “cargo cult science” to describe something that has the superficial trappings of science but operate more at the level of story-telling. “How the Leopard Got its Spots” is not science, but the explanation might satisfy Deepak Chopra. We have very few public intellectuals remaining. They’re still around, but mostly they’re …

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What Happens Now?

How do you run a country when nearly half the population believes the president is illegitimate and that widespread voter fraud put him in power? A smaller but not inconsequential number of this same group goes deeper into the rabbit hole. Among them, there are believers that a global conspiracy exists. According to them, it …

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