Links 11/6/13

Links for you. Science:

Alternative Microbiology (germ theory collides with creationism. Stupid ensues)
Inside the Cheater’s Mind
Herbal Supplements Are Often Not What They Seem
We Love That (Less) Dirty Water: The Charles cleans up its act
Did Allergies Evolve To Save Your Life?
Why Zimbardo’s Prison Experiment Isn’t in My Textbook: The results of the famous Stanford Prison Experiment have a trivial explanation.

Other:

Why Obama And Democrats Don’t Do Much of What Liberals Want (Netroots Failure: Part 2)
The Republicanization of the Democratic Party. We Need More and Better DEMOCRATS.
The Glaring Hypocrisy of Means-Tested Income and Work Requirements
50 Stunning Synagogues (#4-the Soho Synagogue is groovy, but I don’t see how it works as a synagogue. A high end airport lounge or movie theater, yes)
Food stamps
The U.S. Needs a Constitution—Here’s How to Write It
To Shape Young Palestinians, Hamas Creates Its Own Textbooks
In the N.B.A., ZIP Code Matters
‘Let Me Stress How Shocking These NSA Revelations Are': A View From Inside the Defense World
The US Government is not “$16 trillion in the hole”
When Cruelty Comes Masked as Animal Welfare
Silicon Valley Has an Arrogance Problem: It’s Too Proud, Too Self-Centered, and That’s Not Good For Anyone

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