When looking at the news, the best analysis quite often comes with a fair bit of ‘dot connecting’. Ideally, we seek to understand our world and the major events unfolding as deeply as possible, but we’re too often served a dish of two-dimensional news that furthers our knowledge just so much and not much more. So when a writer in the alternative news world manages to draw upon history, philosophy, science, and any number of other areas and disciplines – broadening our perspective in the process – we notice. This week on MindMatters we are joined by just such a voice: author and lecturer Matthew Ehret.
Matthew is like the college prof you wish you had, enlivening his knowledge base with an infectious enthusiasm and command of the relevant facts. A veritable plethora of subject matter is on the table: Darwin and Malthus, Planck and Einstein, Kepler’s genius, the retrograde motion of Mars, the nature of conspiracies, and why you need to watch Resurrection: Ertugrul. Join us this week as the owner and contributor of the Canadian Patriot and the Rising Tide Foundation reminds us that academic-level research need not be a dry and listless affair, but can expand our world views in ways not previously anticipated.