John P. Finneran

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A Tale of Two Dictionaries

With the advent of the Enlightenment, attempts were made to end linguistic anarchy.

DECEMBER 01, 1992 by JOHN P. FINNERAN

With the advent of the Enlightenment, attempts were made to end linguistic anarchy.

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The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

JUNE 01, 1992 by JOHN P. FINNERAN

Great thinkers have debated the likelihood of extraterrestrial intelligence for many centuries.

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Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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