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Episode 419 Scott Adams: (Part 2) How to Spot a Hoax, Distinguish Good News From Bad and See the Future

Topics: 

  • Applying current hoaxes to the above filter for hoaxes
    • A look at how recent possible hoaxes fit the filter, or not
  • My public statement that Charlottesville was a hoax, with reasons
    • Media IGNORES my claim, won’t report my claim
    • Media wants to perpetuate the hoax?  Why not report story?
  • Fun Whack-A-Mole debunking experiment you can try at home
    • Making a person FORGET a sentence written on a piece of paper
    • This is a repeatable experiment, simple sentence on paper
  • Intelligence does NOT immunize anyone from cognitive dissonance
    • Knowing it’s always POSSIBLE you’re wrong, helps
    • You aren’t as invested in always being correct
  • Highly intelligent people might have more cognitive dissonance
    • Your ego is a perception, you can reprogram it
    • Everything is an impression, a perception which can be changed

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Episode 419 Scott Adams: (Part1) How to Spot a Hoax, Distinguish Good News From Bad and See the Future

Topics (Part 1): 

  • Do US authorities know which Mexican officials are owned by cartels?
    • How hard would it be to find them? Do we already know?
    • Can we confiscate corrupt Mexican officials bank accounts?
  • Larry Elder’s observation about Jussie story
    • Jussie Smollet story outcome is GOOD news
    • Most famous example of racial hate…didn’t happen
      • America is in better shape than we thought
  • Jussie reporting is a DOUBLE HOAX , he never said MAGA hats
    • Oops…he did interview and it’s right there…MAGA hats
    • Changing your opinion is easy when your ego isn’t in the way
  • How to identify a hoax – Whiteboard
    • Anonymous source
    • “Hard to believe” story
    • Other people can’t see it
    • An ordinary explanation fits the facts
    • Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect
      • Physicist noticed news always wrong about physics
      • Realized he should question accuracy of ALL news
      • Rule: The news is wrong about 85% of the time

I fund my Periscopes and podcasts via audience micro-donations on Patreon. I prefer this method over accepting advertisements or working for a “boss” somewhere because it keeps my voice independent. No one owns me, and that is rare. I’m trying in my own way to make the world a better place, and your contributions help me stay inspired to do that.

See all of my Periscope videos here.

Find my WhenHub Interface app here.