I’ve been reflecting on the announcement from Oxford Dictionaries that, courtesy of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump amongst other things, the Word of the Year 2016 is ‘post-truth’. This is defined as referring to ‘circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief’. In other words, it’s the situation where people ignore facts in favour of feelings.
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Many of us are still adjusting to the second great political upheaval of the year. For some it is a time of delight and for others one of dismay.
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My response to reading Statistics For Mission 2015 is one of competing emotions of gratitude, curiosity and frustration...
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