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Re: [Phys-L] media trustworthiness, or lack thereof (was VSL)

John D.

You got something against conspiracy theories?

Conspiracies are in process all of the time - even among the chimpanzees. Rejecting conspiracies is like rejecting roads or trees.

Individual persons who do not engage in conspiracy-integral thinking do not even have a chance in ordinary social functioning and competition.

Why do you think we have laws attempting to control conspiracies if conspiracies are not valid entities?

Bill Norwood
Retired, U of MD at College Park Physics Dept

Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 8, 2021, at 6:10 AM, John Denker via Phys-l <> wrote:

On 2/8/21 3:20 AM, Daniel MacIsaac via Phys-l wrote:

Epoch Times is a Far Right / Falun Gong propaganda organ, see Wikipedia page on it


More generally, my policy is to not post, forward, quote, or even "like"
a story unless I can verify it.

A good starting point is:

I shun anything with a factual score less than "high". Even if the MBFC
score is "mostly" factual I stay away. Any legit story will be carried by
reputable sources, so there is never any need to cite disreputable sources.

Today's case is notorious:

«Overall, we rate The Epoch Times Right Biased and Questionable based on the publication of pseudoscience and the promotion of propaganda and conspiracy theories as well as numerous failed fact checks.»
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