In this solo episode, I discuss black box thinking in the context of our current Dim Age of epistemology and the role of journalism. I unpack my previous thoughts on Occam’s razor and discuss analyzing the contents of boxes you cannot open, with examples drawn from politics and the pandemic. Finally, I explain the self-coined Asher principle, which connects black boxes, labels and power.
The Filter Episode with Vin Armani
The Filter Episode on the New Colonists
Pat Tillman and the Pentagon’s Black Boxes
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