August 15th, 2012

8: Truth, Myth, and the American Way

Memes, media, and myths are just some of the things A and B try to talk about with the help of special guest, S! And just when a conceptual breakthrough is in sight –BAM!– interrupted by Jenna Tolls.

RUNDOWN:
Memes vs Parody (FYI, Richard Dawkins coined the phrase in 1976)
When media types begin to believe their own distortions.
What source do you trust? Where is the verification? What to believe?
The media “buffet”
Separating/blurring history and mythology
Pacifism. Noble? Does it progress society?
Self-delusion as requisite for success

Links:
Self-Deception and Its Relationship to Success in Competition

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