Frog Applause by Teresa Burritt for April 27, 2019


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    Meh~tdology  7 months ago


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    Superfrog  7 months ago

    That’s how I ended up running a saloon in Casablanca.

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    Howard'sMyHero  7 months ago

    Back in the day we called such people Flat Earthers … among other things ….

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    Randy B Premium Member 7 months ago

    No matter how you try to pull them out, most people will hunker down in the quicksand and pretend they’re dry.

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    Rotifer Thalweg Premium Member 7 months ago

    Prince called. He wants his unpronounceable symbol back.

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    edwardhnelson Premium Member 7 months ago

    Profound, thanks.Patt of the challenge is to distinguish fact from opinion. Another is to respect and tolerate, both endangered traits of our current day.Another endangered species, critical thinking.A balance between faith and reason seems largely absent as well….

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    The Old Wolf  7 months ago

    The backfire effect is a name for the finding that given evidence against their beliefs, people can reject the evidence and believe even more strongly. The phrase was first coined by Brendan Nyhan and Jason Reifler in 2010. However, subsequent research has since failed to replicate findings supporting the backfire effect. One study conducted out of the Ohio State University and George Washington University studied 10,100 participants with 52 different issues expected to trigger a backfire effect. While the findings did conclude that individuals are reluctant to embrace facts that contradict their already held ideology, no cases of backfire were detected. The backfire effect has since been noted to be a rare phenomenon rather than a common occurrence. (compare the boomerang effect). (Wikipedia, “Confirmation Bias”)

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    3hourtour Premium Member 7 months ago

    … the current lie that is in vogue is that the Big Mac with bacon does not taste great…

    … it does-it is awesome!…

    … I used to think if I could go back in time that I would go back to my hometown McDonald’s in 1977…

    … aaah, for a cup of their coffee back then…


    … and their fries…


    … so good that you would want to go back in time to have them…

    …now, their fries are so terrible, even hot, they suck!…


    …sucks like a Hoover…

    …this is much more important than believing that the Mexican government paid for a wall that is hardly there…

    …a force field!…

    … now, that’s what we need…

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima Premium Member 7 months ago

    It’s only information if it seems true?

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    ChukLitl Premium Member 7 months ago

    I thought the backfire effect involved burritos.

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    coltish1  7 months ago

    The newfangled contraption formerly known as a Swiss Army knife.

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    Night-Gaunt49  7 months ago

    And we see how they continue to harden their positions when they are surround and alone in their beliefs.

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    garrodwilbur  7 months ago

    It is nice to be all alone in Your Blievief.

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    Sisyphos  7 months ago

    “It” is now known as the backfire phenomenon? I thought “it” was the taggee in a popular children’s exercise (better performed outdoors). If I fire back at this newly touted phenomenon, what would you call that? The backfire backfire, or maybe the backfire fireback?

    Sometimes—in fact, rather often—neologisms just are not worth the effort. Besides, they tend to become jargon, than which little is worse….

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