Links 2/19/13

Links for you. Science:

Godless small things: The discovery of a microscopic world shook the foundations of theology and created modern demons
K99 eligibility limited to 4 years and you better not be out on the job market
Why I’m Worried About Ethical Shenanigans in the “Citizen Science” Movement (excellent)
Academic job search advice
Obama’s Brain

Other:

“Dwarves are not heroes”: antisemitism and the Dwarves in J.R.R. Tolkien’s writing (very interesting. It’s worth noting that pre-WWII, racialism was quite common in the U.S. and the U.K.)
Why Gender Equality Stalled (very good)
Rethink Teach For America (very important)
Why are men so foolish? Women might be less competitive, but studies show they’re also smarter candidates, stock pickers and more
Falsely Shouting Fire in a Theater: How a Forgotten Labor Struggle Became a National Obsession and Emblem of Our Constitutional Faith
Death in Singapore
Robbing from the poor to give to the rich (And yet they have the nerve to call SS an “entitlement”)
EITC’s Not The Alternative to a Minimum Wage, This Is
Despite Redskins’ claims, concern over name isn’t political correctness run wild
How Liberals Became ‘Real Americans’ (“We think of people who own guns as real Americans, but they represent only 21 percent of the population; the great majority of us don’t own guns.”)
And So It Begins
Can You Trust Jared Diamond? One thing he could learn from traditional societies: Show your work.
Photos of Flowers Being Shocked With 80,000 Volts

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One Response to Links 2/19/13

  1. somedu says:

    Please don’t use SS for Social Security, for some people the first connotation is Schutzstaffel. :-(

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