Links 8/24/12

Link for you. Science:

Why fact-checking matters
Of Dragons and Diminutive Elephants (excellent)
UW Team Says ‘Duplex Sequencing’ Method Offers Millions-Fold Improvement in Error Rate
Here is Some Legitimate Science on Pregnancy and Rape
Forest Razing by Ancient Maya Worsened Droughts, Says Study

Other:

The secret world of rape or, I enjoy being a girl (must-read)
STUDY: Women Seeking Abortions Are Seven Times More Likely To Be Victims Of Abuse
Chicago principals told to report all union activity by teachers, even “legal” activity. (the creepiness is based on a fallacy. Rahm Emanuel–still an asshole!)
Akin flap shows when it comes to the crazy, the parties aren’t equal
Another Paul Ryan vulnernability: Education cuts
Akin Clarifies ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comments: Women Make ‘False Claims’ About Being Raped (if you got pregnant you must liked it! Moron)
2012 Republican Platform To Advocate Abortion Ban Without Rape Exception (but someone on a liberal blog somewhere said something so it’s all equivalent)
We Are Two Countries Now. It’s the Space Between That’s Scary. There Are Guns There. And No Laws.
Research: Loan-to-income guidelines could have “forestalled much of the housing boom” (and in other news, dog bites man)
Google vs. God: What’s causing all these Hasidic Jews to flee their community? Smartphones.
Kinds Of Wrong
Rotary Dial
Massachusetts Minimum Wage Legislation Would Give 580,00 Workers A Raise (and create jobs)
Do Americans and Their Elected Representatives Really Want a Much Smaller Government?
The closing of American academia

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1 Response to Links 8/24/12

  1. someone says:

    Then perhaps the hasidic jews should do as the amish, ban all modern technology. 😛 They’re obviously too open. 😛

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