Monthly Archives: November 2015

Student presentations, Part II (December 7-11)

Your presentations continue. Remember the rules: Each presentation is about ten minutes, followed by no more than five minutes of questions; each presentation is supported by a PowerPoint (or equivalent) slide show; and you are giving the presentation to the … Continue reading

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Student Presentations, Part I (November 30 – December 4)

Your presentations start at last! Remember the rules: Each presentation is about ten minutes, followed by no more than five minutes of questions; each presentation is supported by a PowerPoint (or equivalent) slide show; and you are giving the presentation … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Now! (November 24)

Our official topic for this one-day week is a discussion of the last two chapters of the Barkun book (the 2012 apocalypse predictions and the conclusions). We can probably summarize these ideas with a conversation about your answers to Why … Continue reading

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The most recent conspiratorial nastiness and its consequences (November 16-20)

Monday will be devoted to peer reviewing of your Short Paper #4 essays, followed by a discussion of your ideas about Why People Believe Weird Things. The horrific events of Friday the 13th in Paris will be our topic on … Continue reading

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9/11 troofers (November 9-13)

This is a difficult topic for all of us. You know I’m not holding my views back, and I have demonstrated that I think the 9/11 conspiracists are fountains of nonsense. However, you are encouraged to openly debate the issues, … Continue reading

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