Things I should have doubted: The Thanksgiving story

(A key part of starting from doubt is changing your mind when confronted with new evidence. I find having this happen to be both frustrating and exciting: frustrating that I was wrong, exciting that I’ve learned something new.) The USA Today network published an article today on the history of Thanksgiving. I saw it inContinue reading “Things I should have doubted: The Thanksgiving story”

Things I should have doubted: The atomic bomb ended WWII

(A key part of starting from doubt is changing your mind when confronted with new evidence. I find having this happen to be both frustrating and exciting: frustrating that I was wrong, exciting that I’ve learned something new.) There is a narrative that dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was the defining actionContinue reading “Things I should have doubted: The atomic bomb ended WWII”