“Heresy is any belief or theory that is strongly at variance with established beliefs or customs…” Wikipedia

A Brutus Feo Project

Recent Heresies

Oil Price Blame Game

I’m seeing a lot of social media posts blaming the current administration for the recent rise in the price of oil. These posts invariably garner a lot of Republican likes and Democrat rebuttals. Arrogance and snark follow, usually devolving into name-calling. What bothers me is that most of the participants speak fluent not-checking-my-facts-before-opening-my-piehole. Inaccuracies abound…

Established Science

There is a lot of buzz about what constitutes ‘established science’ on social media these days. It’s largely mentioned in fights between anti-vaxxers, climate change deniers, COVID-19 minimizers (or outright disbelievers) and their respective opponents. You’ve probably seen memes about how ‘science’ told us it was okay to spray kids with DDT or told us…


Everyone on social media in America has seen a GoFundMe for some deserving person with a treatable condition and appalling medical bills they can’t afford. It’s become a regular staple of our digital lives. Cancer diagnosis? GoFundMe. Car wreck? GoFundMe. It’s become clear that a lot of us can’t afford to be ill. Public fund…

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