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The change from a print-based to an image-based society has transformed our nation. All the traditional tools of democracies—including dispassionate scientific and historical truth, facts, news and rational debate—are useless instruments in a world that lacks the capacity to use them.

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“I think that the word 'ideology' has to be used very carefully But when people come forward with rather simplistic truths -- you already know you’re in trouble when they say they’ve got the truth -- and they say: 'This is what must happen This is how things work This is what dominates society' That’s an ideology"“I think that the word 'ideology' has to be used very carefully'".

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You can say goodbye to all your old disproportionate Barbies thanks to designer Nickolay Lamm's new doll; Obama may have set a precedent for a conservative president with his executive orders; meanwhile, studies show infants recognize the language they hear when born even after years of no longer speaking it. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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The list of words banned from the latest Android operating system is as baffling as it is odd. Apparently, the Internet giant is not OK with words like "preggers" and "uterus" but it also has something against "LSAT." What gives, Google?

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