Why is there a ‘reality gap’?

Much is being written about fake news and so there has been a dawning realisation that we live in an age where there is a very distinct reality gap. Steve Benen writes on MSNBC about how disconnected some are from reality. He describes it as follows … what struck me […]

Mike Pence – Myths vs Facts

Let me start by putting my cards on the table here – I’m not a Mike Pence supporter. While writing about how his appearance in the audience at the Hamilton musical resulted him him being booed, I came across one commenter who suggested that booing him was wholly appropriate because […]

Stoning of Girl: Is it Really true?

Over a year ago I wrote a posting about a claim that a girl had been stoned to death in Syria for the crime of posting to Facebook. At that time I pointed out a few things … The original source was not credible: “It appears to originally come from […]

What fact did you learn at an embarrassingly late age?

Today it is just a bit of entertainment, and so no serious point is being made at all. There is a rather amusing thread in reddit that asks “What fact did you learn at an embarrassingly late age?“. As you might imagine, a few of the contributions are hilarious, and […]

Are some truly Immune to Facts?

Are some truly Immune to Facts? The short answer is “yes”, so if this is TLDR, then you can stop reading now. So here is the story. A rather strange claim was posted by a Muslim girl regarding the expansion of the earth. The context is that the Qu’ran says the that […]

Debt and the downgrade – some claim it is all Obama’s fault

I’m reading a story in the UK’s Telegraph, that claims, “America’s debt downgrade is a damning indictment of President Obama’s Big Government disaster“. According to this Torygraph story, it is all Obama’s fault; it is “a massive blow to the credibility of the Obama administration, and a damning indictment of […]