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How to Do Your Own Accurate Fact Checking

Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.  In its exemplary form, it is based on universal intellectual values that transcend subject matter divisions: clarity, accuracy, precision, consistency, relevance, sound evidence, good reasons, depth, breadth, and fairness. "Fake News" & Misinformation Learn how to evaluate news sources, identify unreliable sources, misinformation, and conspiracy theories Fact-Checking Links A product of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, this site is useful for checking on political claims. Politifact The Pulitzer Prize-winning Politifact researches the claims of politicians and checks their accuracy. One of the oldest debunking sites on the Internet, focu

[Nature] You blinded me with science...

“The miracle of life they call it, and it truly is a miracle. The birth of my two children is the closest I have felt to God. I cannot explain it, but there is something about that moment when the baby comes out that is spellbinding and so pure, the most honest, incorruptible moment of my life.” ― Niyati Tamaskar, Unafraid: A survivor's quest for human connection Miracles are not outside of science and nature but only contrary to what we know about science and nature. “Six months from now her baby would be born. Something that had been a single cell, a cluster of cells, a little sac of tissue, a kind of worm, a potential fish with gills, stirred in her womb and would one day become a man-a grown man, suffering and enjoying, loving and hating, thinking, remembering, imagining. And what had been a blob of jelly within her body would invent a god and worship; what had been a kind of fish would create and, having created, would become the battle-ground of disputing good and evil; what

Spirit's Choice

  “And if you would know God, be not therefore a solver of riddles. Rather look about you and you shall see Him playing with your children. And look into space; you shall see Him walking in the cloud, outstretching His arms in the lightning and descending in rain. You shall see Him smiling in flowers, then rising and waving His hands in trees.” ― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet The saddest part of life was, and is, that science gathered knowledge faster than society gathered wisdom. That is about to change, shift. And when that shift takes hold humanity will experience the paradigm shift I have been writing about . “Electricity was a reality in the universe when Moses led the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt. This is true of all natural laws; they have always existed but only when understood may they be used.” ― Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind