• Roots of cognitive bias

    Part III of a six-part bi-weekly series on post-truth.

    “The halfway point between truth and error is still error.”
    — Lee McIntyre, “Post-Truth”

    When physical discomfort occurs, one generally takes steps to alleviate the pain. When moral discomfort occurs, one might apologize, confess or pray to salve a guilty conscience.

  • Planning pays, flexibility sways

    Nicole Byerley

  • A shift in Clear Creek housing

    Nicole Byerley

  • Pre-election thoughts

    Consider the popular notion that men hate asking for directions or reading instructional manuals that accompany recently purchased products.
    Whether myth or reality, the idea gets at the workings of a man’s mind. Physically, men are generally more powerful than women. Men also have evolved or been socialized to be protectors. Power and protector then translate into control.

  • An attack on science

    Editor’s note: This is Part II of a six-part, bi-weekly series on post-truth.

    Skepticism, a philosophical school in ancient Greece, derives its name from skepsis, meaning investigation. Modern skepticism has evolved but retains the Greeks’ core value of investigating phenomena to discover their causes or roots.
    Merriam-Webster defines skepticism as “an attitude of doubt or a disposition to incredulity either in general or toward a particular object.”

  • The Loch Lomond monster

    Nicole Byerley

  • More green hypocrisy

    By Nicole Byerley

    The environmental Left breeds hypocrisy. My last column addressed Denver’s ridiculous green roof initiative and the dissociative ideals of forced solar panels vs. pollution and affordable housing.

    Environmentalists seem to harbor a disconnect between the manufacturing of “green,” sustainable items and the evils of capitalism and true pollution. Regulatory aspects of the environmental movement also mean big power and big votes in cities.

  • Truth on trial

    Editor’s note: This is part I of a bi-weekly six-part series

    “Pilate saith unto him, What is truth?”

    — John 18:38 KJV

    The truth is truth is on trial. The fact is facts are on trial. What’s reality? “The Matrix” in real time.

  • Gravel pit in Empire not a good idea

    The recently proposed Empire gravel pit has understandably raised more than red flags; it has raised alarms, concerns and blood pressure. For good reason.
    It would permanently alter a sizable piece of pristine land west of U.S. 40 on the ascent up from Interstate 70, changing it into a stark moonscape denude of life and inhospitable for wildlife over the next quarter century.

  • The freedom to believe

    Alisha Hill