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Tool Without a Handle: "Trustworthy Tools" | Center for Internet and Society - Chuck Cosson, Jan 2017
"any solutions should start with how propaganda works:  which is less by persuading as to the objective facts, but by persuading human minds to assign meaning to asserted events and opinions"

"efforts at media literacy ... should focus less on fostering skepticism (that news does not mean what it says, or has a hidden agenda or bias) and more on fostering patience in assigning meaning"
CIS  Chuck-Cosson  truth  propaganda 
january 2017 by pierredv
Give the public the tools to trust scientists : Nature News & Comment
Whereas journalists are debating facts and falsehood, their own role and possible ways to react, scientists seem to see themselves as victims of, rather than active players in, the new political scene. Most debate centres on how the new political order threatens scientific knowledge and research funding, or downgrades climate-change policy.

All are important, but what's overlooked by many is how science is losing its relevance as a source of truth. To reclaim this relevance, scientists, communicators, institutions and funders must work to change the way that socially relevant science is presented to the public.
science  truth  journalism  narratives  NatureJournal 
january 2017 by pierredv
“Poetry & Truth” by David Yezzi - The New Criterion
"Indeed, it could be argued that this sort of knowledge—the kind regularly imparted by a newspaper column or a search engine—is almost incidental to the real work of the poem, whose ultimate object is the education of the emotions."
NewCriterion  poetry  essays  David-Yezzi  Anthony-Hecht  holocaust  truth  knowledge  philosophy 
april 2015 by pierredv
Truth decay: The half-life of facts -Samuel Arbesman - 25 September 2012 - New Scientist
"Much of what we believe to be factual has an expiration date, but the good news is that we can see it coming" Examples: = 48 chromosomes = smoking: from doctor-recommended to deadly = eating meat = Earth at center of universe = food groups Book: Arbesman, The Half-life of Facts
history  scientometrics  NewScientist  method  philosophy  truth  science 
november 2012 by pierredv

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