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Santiago Zabala in Public Seminar: Given our prejudice towards innovation, everything labeled as “new” captures our interest with the promise of genuine improvement. But are new politicians, technological discoveries, and works of art necessarily better than previous ones? As we... Continue reading
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Adam Becker in Signs of the Times: The idea that the future can influence the past may finally explain the inherent randomness of quantum theory and bring it in line with Einstein's space-time If you were to break your arm... Continue reading
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Glenn Greenwald in The Intercept: In the wake of last week’s indictments alleging that 13 Russian nationals and entities created fake social media accounts and sponsored political events to sow political discord in the U.S., something of a consensus has... Continue reading
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by Paul Braterman Karl Popper More recent strata lie on top of older strata, except when they lie beneath them. Radiometric dates obtained by different methods always agree, except when they differ. And the planets in their courses obey Newton's... Continue reading
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by Ashutosh Jogalekar The crossing of disciplinary boundaries in science has brought with it a peculiar and ironic contradiction. On one hand, fields like computational biology, medical informatics and nuclear astrophysics have encouraged cross-pollination between disciplines and required the biologist... Continue reading
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Diamond Stingily. Elephant Memory, 2016. Installation. "... combines various shades of the store-bought hair not with cute or colorful accessories but with forbidding steel chains and sturdy hooks more befitting the exhibition’s explicit allusions to the threat of violence and... Continue reading
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by Mathangi Krishnamurthy I am currently obsessed with Jordan Peterson and his videos instructing men on ways in which to be men. He goes on to inform us that in his experience, so many are men petrified by women and... Continue reading
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by Leanne Ogasawara When I was a young, ... Continue reading
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Iqbal Complains to God by Mohammed Iqbal Why should I map my own loss, not think of tomorrow, forget my profit, lose my due, grieve, ignore a nightingale’s wail, be silent as a rose? Words give me courage —dust be... Continue reading
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I was never the victim of sexual misconduct; never faced the expectation of sex in return for a job or a promotion; never assaulted. I grew up in the sixties, and discrimination was so prevalent it was ignorable. Putting up with discrimination was the price you had to pay to make it in a man's world, but sexual advances were to be avoided at all costs, even if it meant leaving a job or promotion. I am saddened that women of the younger generation still have to put up with this humiliation Continue reading
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by Max Sirak John Perry Barlow (JPB for short) died earlier this month. And, in honor of his passing, but more in remembrance of his life, I want to dedicate my little sliver of cyberspace, a realm he was passionate... Continue reading
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by Christopher Bacas We never saw Billy again. There was a new management company. They moved in their super, a tiny Mexican guy. He was always cheerful and had a female companion; daughter, sister or wife, who looked seventeen. He... Continue reading
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From Engineering, Parenthood, and a Solid Attempt at Adult Status: I’m an Army veteran. I like M-4’s, which are, for all practical purposes, an AR-15, just with a few extra features that people almost never use anyway. I’d say at... Continue reading
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Georg Church in Edge.org: I would say that there are two things I’m obsessing about recently. One is global warming and the other is augmentation. Global warming is something that strikes me as an interesting social phenomenon and scientific challenge.... Continue reading
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Marina Koren in The Atlantic: There is, at this very moment, a shiny red car floating around in our solar system. The car, a 2008 Tesla Roadster, hitched a ride to space on what is now the most powerful rocket... Continue reading
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Adam Rubenstein in the Weekly Standard: Adam Rubenstein: If “reason” is to be “the currency of our discourse,” what’s the future of identity politics? Is identity politics based in reason? Your new book touches on the issue, but cursorily. Could... Continue reading
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Bill and Melinda Gates in Gates Notes: Why don’t you give more in the United States? Melinda: Our foundation spends about $500 million a year in the United States, most of it on education. That’s a lot, but it is... Continue reading
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Jonathan Ellis and Eric Schwitzgebel in Imperfect Cognitions: We’ve all been there. You’re arguing with someone – about politics, or a policy at work, or about whose turn it is to do the dishes – and they keep finding all... Continue reading
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Julian Baggini in The Guardian: If the Illuminati is real, it’s got to be the least secret secret society in the universe. It’s so bad at keeping itself hidden that its existence is proclaimed all over the internet by people... Continue reading
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Meehan Crist in the London Review of Books: After Hurricane Sandy hit in 2012, I helped a friend in Brooklyn remove her car battery, put it in a backpack and lug it over to Wall Street. The subways were flooded,... Continue reading
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Jessica Hamzelou in New Scientist: A 30-year-old transgender woman has become the first officially recorded to breastfeed her baby. An experimental three-and-a-half-month treatment regimen, which included hormones, a nausea drug and breast stimulation, enabled the woman to produce 227 grams... Continue reading
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