Blue Snow

This past winter I noticed a curious phenomenon while I was shovelling snow. I had seen the same thing once the previous winter as well: What appears to be blue snow! The following photograph was taken on 25 December 2020 just before 11 am local time in St. Catharines, Ontario, where I currently live. I … Read more

On Brainwashing

Humans are typically very easy to brainwash, as experience proves. All you have to do is repeat the same lie often enough, and many people will believe you. If you are a beloved parent or other beloved authority figure, and you start repeating your lies when your children are young enough, then you can make … Read more

Failing … To Learn

Dr. Brian Goldman is an emergency-room medical doctor and host of the excellent CBC radio program White Coat, Black Art. As I was tidying up some computer files I came across some notes from one of his CBC radio appearances from 18 May, 2011. Goldman was discussing mistakes in the context of medical practice, and … Read more