Consensus reality
Consensus reality is that which is generally agreed to be reality, based on a consensus view.The difficulty with the question stems from the concern that human beings do not in fact fully understand o...
Five Monkeys and a Ladder
Shows how the paradigm of mass thinking in cultural context is formed and then preserved/controlled.
If You Think This Is a Photo Of A Grandmother And Her Grandson, Look Twice
No, it’s not what it seems. Grandma is not breathing, and the child in her arms is not a being of flesh and blood. These are hyper-realistic sculptures, recreated with meticulous detail to the point w...
For $75,000 This Balloon Could Take You To ‘The Edge Of Space'
Watch out, Virgin Galactic. There's a new space tourism company in town. A company called World View is planning to float passengers up to "the edge of space" — about 20 miles into the sky — via ballo...
Taboo
A taboo is a vehement prohibition of an action based on the belief that such behavior is either too sacred or too accursed for ordinary individuals to undertake, under threat of supernatural punishmen...
If You Think This Is a Photo Of A Grandmother And Her Grandson, Look Twice
No, it’s not what it seems. Grandma is not breathing, and the child in her arms is not a being of flesh and blood. These are hyper-realistic sculptures, recreated with meticulous detail to the point w...
For $75,000 This Balloon Could Take You To ‘The Edge Of Space'
Watch out, Virgin Galactic. There's a new space tourism company in town. A company called World View is planning to float passengers up to "the edge of space" — about 20 miles into the sky — via ballo...
Constructivist epistemology
Constructivist epistemology is a branch in philosophy of science maintaining that natural science consists of mental constructs that are constructed with the aim of explaining sensory experience (or m...
Paradigm
In science and epistemology (the theory of knowledge), a paradigm /ˈpærədaɪm/ is a distinct set of concepts or thought pattern, including theories, research methods, postulates, and standards for wha...
Kutti pi
Kutti pi (pronounced 'cootie-pie') is a dish from Anglo-Indian cuisine, consisting of the flesh of an unborn fetus from an animal, usually goat. It is unique to the Anglo-Indian community, where it is...
Argumentum ad populum
In argumentation theory, an argumentum ad populum (Latin for "appeal to the people") is a fallacious argument that concludes that a proposition is true because many or most people believe it: "If many...
Word taboo
Word taboo is the restricted use of words due to social constraints. Examples are euphemism and taboo against naming the dead. It is a common source of neologismand lexical replacement.
Real life
Real life is a phrase used to distinguish actual events, people, and activities from fictional worlds or characters, from interactions on the Internet, or, pejoratively, from certain lifestyles or act...
Social determinism
Social determinism is the theory that social interactions and constructs alone determine individual behavior (as opposed to biological or objective factors).Consider certain human behaviors, such as h...
Paradigm shift
A paradigm shift (or revolutionary science) is, according to Thomas Kuhn, in his influential book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962), a change in the basic assumptions, or paradigms, withi...
Contextualism
Contextualism describes a collection of views in philosophy which emphasize the context in which an action, utterance, or expression occurs, and argues that, in some important respect, the action, utt...
Major consensus narrative
The expression major consensus narrative was coined by Bruce Sterling in his book Zeitgeist as an explanatory synonym for truth.Some sociological background to this assumption can be found in the theo...
Truthiness
Truthiness is a quality characterizing a "truth" that a person making an argument or assertion claims to know intuitively "from the gut" or because it "feels right" without regard to evidence, logic, ...
Colbert Super PAC
Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow (better known as the Colbert Super PAC) was a United States political action committee (PAC) established by Stephen Colbert, who portrayed Stephen Colbert, a ...
Mainstream
Mainstream is the common current thought of the perceived majority. It includes all popular culture and media culture, typically disseminated by mass media. The opposite of the mainstream are subcultu...
Carole Feuerman
Carole A. Feuerman (Born 1945) is an American artist and hyper-realistic sculptor.
Feuerman currently lives and works in New York, New York. She is most known for her resin sculptures painted in o...
Social construction of schizophrenia
Social Constructionism, a branch of sociology, queries commonly held views on the nature of reality, touching on themes of normality and abnormality within the context of power and oppression in socie...
Social construction of technology
Social construction of technology (also referred to as SCOT) is a theory within the field of Science and Technology Studies. Advocates of SCOT—that is, social constructivists—argue that technology doe...
Common sense
Common sense is a basic ability to perceive, understand, and judge things, which is shared by ("common to") nearly all people, and can be reasonably expected of nearly all people without any need for ...
Convention (norm)
A convention is a set of agreed, stipulated, or generally accepted standards, norms, social norms, or criteria, often taking the form of a custom.Certain types of rules or customs may become law and r...
Rite of passage
Rite of passage in cultural anthropology is the Anglicisation of rite de passage, a French term innovated by the ethnographer, Arnold van Gennep, in his work Les rites de passage, "Rites of Passage." ...
Totem and Taboo
Totem and Taboo: Resemblances Between the Mental Lives of Savages and Neurotics (German: Totem und Tabu: Einige Übereinstimmungen im Seelenleben der Wilden und der Neurotiker) is a 1913 book by Si...
Perspectivism
Perspectivism (German: Perspektivismus) is the term coined by Friedrich Nietzsche in developing the philosophical view (touched upon as far back as Plato's rendition of Protagoras) that all ideati...
Consensus theory of truth
A consensus theory of truth is the process of taking statements to be true simply because people generally agree upon them.
An ancient criterion of truth, the consensus gentium (Latin for agreemen...
Taboo food and drink
Taboo food and drink are food and beverages which people abstain from consuming because of a religious or cultural prohibition. Many food taboos forbid the meat of a particular animal, including mamma...
Menstrual taboo
A menstrual taboo is any social taboo concerned with menstruation. In some societies it involves menstruation being perceived as unclean or embarrassing, extending even to the mention of menstruation ...