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The Body Snatcher Effect | Steve Berman

The Body Snatcher Effect | Steve Berman

Have you ever heard of the Capgras delusion? It’s when you go to your doctor, convinced that your close relations have been replaced by identical impostors. It also happens to be the main plot of the 1956 cult classic “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.” The more well-known version was made in 1978 starring Donald Sutherland, Leonard Nimoy …

Bad Faith on Masks and Vax? | Steve Berman

Bad Faith on Masks and Vax? | Steve Berman

We’ve been writing about COVID-19 and vaccinations for days. I know, it gets old, and I’m sick of writing about it. But I felt compelled to deal with one more thing. The media is still huffing “coronavirus outbreak” stories. I suspect it’s because that sells papers when it’s above the fold like the Atlanta Journal Constitution did today. The Boston Globe led their …