F**k post-modernism, let’s step up with a bit of post-post-modernism and get real. We are befuddled by complexly woven threads of common sense, misconceptions and outright deception. The active agitprop of the angels and demons on our shoulders, the media tycoons with the politicians in their pockets, the charlatans selling us their snake oil and the true believers who just want to lead us into the light, are a cacophony of he-said she-said that leaves most of us just not giving a flying f**k. But we can get defuddled. We can pick the wheat from the chaff, the pips from the fruit, the silk purses from the sows ears. We just need to to use a little science.