This overproduced, PBS podcast caught my attention as they try and explain why we accept truths, when they’re really just beliefs.
For instance, they try and explain why the earth revolves around the sun.
Then they explain anomalies with the date which the sun returns to the Arctic. This one was amusing:because of climate change / global warming, the Eskimos often witness a mirage of the sun. That’s often used as a ridiculous reason why we see all of Chicago from across Lake Michigan.
They then talk about other silly beliefs, to further taint the discussion.
It’s good to check what the other side is listening to. It helps make our case.
Listen to how many producers and others work on the show. Think of the money it takes to produce such clear propaganda.
Our site runs on a shoestring, yet the quality of free thinking discussion is so much better.
Let’s keep it going.
There are so many facts about the world that we take for granted—without ever questioning how we know them. Of course the earth revolves around the sun. Of course my dog loves me. But how exactly do we know things like that are true? This week, stories of people trying to unspool some of life’s certainties, and what they find.