Posts Tagged ‘fiction’

Writing science fiction not reports provided greater understanding of concepts – study

   Abstract: Students in an introductory college geology course engaged in one of two exercises to learn more about the concept of cross cutting relationships, a major principle in stratigraphy. One exercise involved writing a report on the concept, the other involved writing a science fiction story based on the concept. Preliminary results suggest that […]

Manned Mars mission isn’t science fiction & could have ‘reconciliatory’ effect on the world – Russian cosmonaut Ryazansky

In an interview with SophieCo, the Russian cosmonaut and biochemist explained that manned space travel to Mars probably wouldn’t be any more dangerous, from a health perspective, than current space missions. He pointed out that “the total amount of radiation an astronaut gets these days exceeds what a Mars mission crew would get,” while stressing […]

Full Moon in Gemini: Where Fact Meets Fiction

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“The Caliph”, a CIA blockbuster between fiction and reality, by Manlio Dinucci

“It was like watching a movie,” President Trump said after witnessing the elimination of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Caliph, Daesh’s leader, transmitted in the White House Situation Room. It was there that in 2011 President Obama witnessed the elimination of the then enemy number one, Osama Bin Laden, leader of Al Qaeda. The same staging: […]

Sorting Facts From Fiction About the US Withdrawal From Syria

The foreign policy elite is in an uproar. They claim we have abandoned our allies, they question how can America be trusted, they say the decision to withdraw from northern Syria was a gift to Russia, Iran, and Assad, to ISIS even. It is true that the U.S. and NATO policy of interventionism is failing, […]

Ungar-Sargon’s Bard College fiction is widely repudiated

Forward opinion editor Batya Ungar-Sargon has described an experience she had at Bard College last week as ‘anti-Semitic’, in that a panel she moderated on anti-Semitism was protested by pro-Palestinian activists. Her suggestion was that this had to be anti-Semitic, since the panelists were Jewish, and the issue was not Israel. Her supposed firewall was […]

Ungar-Sargon’s Bard College fiction prompts demand for retraction by McKinney-Baldon

Forward opinion editor Batya Ungar-Sargon has described an experience she had at Bard College last week as ‘anti-Semitic’, in that a panel she moderated on anti-Semitism was protested by pro-Palestinian activists. Her suggestion was that this had to be anti-Semitic, since the panelists were Jewish, and the issue was not Israel. Her supposed firewall was […]

‘Pulp fiction’: Kremlin says alleged CIA mole was a minor official with no access to Putin

US media reported on Monday that US intelligence carried out an operation in 2017 to extract a high-level Russian official who had worked as an informant for the CIA. The incendiary claim has triggered a race to identify the alleged spy. Kommersant, a Russian daily, reported on Tuesday that the official may have been a […]

Future Visions: The World of Dystopian Fiction

Individuals have long-explored the pages of fiction as a means to discover fundamental eternal truths about the surrounding world and to provide timeless insights into the human condition. In the following membership piece, we take a look at all aspects of dystopian novel influence, including defining genres that changed literature, early science fiction, the rejection […]

Posthumanism: Science fiction becomes reality

July 30, 2019 | 0 Comments In the modern world, the possibility of a future including ‘transhumans’ has received significant attention due to the emergence of new scientific fields and the result of advancing technologies. In the following, we examine the effects that a technological and biological transformation will have on society, and explore both […]

No Longer Fiction: Orwell’s 1984 is the Reality of Our Times

By Robert Bridge 70 years ago, the British writer George Orwell captured the essence of technology in its ability to shape our destinies in his seminal work, 1984. The tragedy of our times is that we have failed to heed his warning. No matter how many times I read 1984, the feeling of total helplessness […]

Orwell’s 1984 no longer reads like fiction. It’s the reality of our times

No matter how many times I read 1984, the feeling of total helplessness and despair that weaves itself throughout Orwell’s masterpiece never fails to take me by surprise. Although usually referred to as a ‘dystopian futuristic novel’, it is actually a horror story on a scale far greater than anything that has emerged from the […]

The Omnipresent Surveillance State: Orwell’s 1984 Is No Longer Fiction

John W. Whitehead, Rutherford Waking Times “You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.”—George Orwell, 1984 Tread cautiously: the fiction of George Orwell has become an operation manual for the omnipresent, modern-day surveillance state. It’s been 70 years since […]

Truth is stranger than fiction: 3 days in the West Bank

A protester holds a placard as she stands next to Israeli soldiers during a protest against Israeli settlements in West Bank city on December 27, 2014. (Reuters) Elderly women, families, children, and of course young men in the occupied Palestinian territories are regularly treated with brutality by Israeli forces. International laws are in place to […]

Did you FALL for that heartwarming "homeless man" story? The entire thing was complete fiction… three now facing criminal charges

(Natural News) A New Jersey couple that started a GoFundMe page to raise money for an alleged homeless man is facing criminal charges – as is the “homeless” man – after it was revealed that the entire thing was fake, and completely made-up to steal people’s hard-earned cash. Mark D’Amico and Kate […]

2018: When Orwell’s 1984 Stopped Being Fiction

May 10th, 2018 By Jonathan Cook Guest writer for Wake Up World This is the moment when a newspaper claiming to uphold that most essential function in a liberal democracy – acting as a watchdog on power – formally abandons the task. This is the moment when it positively embraces the role of serving as […]

Now the deranged "Left Cult" is banning a science fiction author from attending a conference because he’s a conservative

(Natural News) A popular science fiction writer was recently blacklisted from attending the WorldCon sci-fi convention simply because he holds conservative viewpoints. WorldCon has dubbed Jon Del Arroz a “racist bully,” announcing in a recent Facebook post that the group is reducing his membership to a lower status in order to prohibit […]

Separating fact from fiction: Sleep expert debunks popular sleep myths

(Natural News) A lot of people don’t think much about sleep. However, for Dr. Michael Scullin of the Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory at Baylor University in Texas, it’s the opposite: His life’s work is about sleeping – rather, studying how people sleep – because it’s a field of study that doesn’t get much introspection. […]

Looking For Something Good To Read? 5 Awesome Fiction Books With A Conscious Message

Next Story I don’t know about you, but I’ve read countless conscious”self-help” books in an attempt to learn more about myself, how I react, my emotions, and how to continue growing on this never-ending path towards enlightenment. Sometimes it’s an information overload and I completely give up and turn my back on any thing that […]

The Fiction of the Jewish History in Palestine

The Fiction of the Jewish History in Palestine By Hasan Afif El-Hasan | The Palestine Chronicle The Fiction of the Jewish History in Palestine – Palestine Chronicle | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told NNC Pierce Morgan on March 18, 2011 that he might agree to a Palestinian state through negotiations. And he added, “We will make […]

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