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Episode 151 – “The Encounter”

Even under the best of circumstances, people are remarkable resistant to revising their beliefs when faced with new evidence. Harman (1984) reports that subjects who were given information about the results of studies of their aptitudes and then formed beliefs … Continue reading

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Episode 150 – “Stopover in a Quiet Town”

There are many Twilight Zone episodes in which someone is lost, including “Where am I?”, “The After Hours,” “Valley of the Shadow,” and “Probe 7, Over and Out.” There are also episodes in which someone’s size relative to others is … Continue reading

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Episode 149 – “The Jeopardy Room”

What actions against its own citizens is it permissible for a sovereign state to take in order to protect itself? Is it ever permissible for a state to order its agents  to hunt down and assassinate a citizen taken to … Continue reading

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Episode 148 – “Caesar and Me”

It is uncontroversial that you can do something that you don’t want to do. You can  pay taxes when you’d rather not. You can take the trash out to the street when you’d rather keep reading a novel. You can … Continue reading

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Episode 147 – “Sounds and Silences”

“Sounds and Silences” is a rather heavy-handed character sketch of an individual who is deeply flawed as a husband, as a boss, and simply as a member of  humanity. Roswell Flemington’s  flaws are related to his interests and values. He … Continue reading

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