Links 8/25/12

Links for you. Science:

Whose F Distribution Was It?
Octopuses Gain Consciousness (According to Scientists’ Declaration)
Beneath streets, science’s stockpile: Frozen blood vital for Boston’s researchers
Vintage ads where the science is very wrong (or just looks wrong)
Why you don’t overturn the Big Bang via a media interview

Other:

The Real Problem with Niall Ferguson’s Letter to the 1% (this seems relevant as to l’affaire Lehrer)
Is the Growth of Manufacturing Production a Mirage? (outside of computers, we might have become less productive)
The Democrats’ Problem with Abortion: What Happened to the Pro-Choice Movement Anyway? (it stopped arguing that abortion is a blessing)
Republicans Wanted a Culture War, Now They’re Getting It
Footnotes
NIALL FERGUSON DOES NOT UNDERSTAND THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HIRES A HUGE NUMBER OF TEMPORARY WORKERS TO CONDUCT THE DECENNIAL CENSUS
What’s Wrong With “I’m Pro-Choice, But I Could Never Have An Abortion?”
Diaoyu in Our Heart: The Revealing Contradictions of Chinese Nationalism
Who rejects right to abortion in cases of rape?
Ezra Klein Deems Joe Stiglitz, Paul Krugman, and Elizabeth Warren (Plus Other Serious People) Not Credible
Rapes might not all be the same, but they are all rapes
The NYT and the Causes of the Income Slump
REAL AMERICANS: IT’S THOSE OTHER PEOPLE TAKING GOVERNMENT HANDOUTS WHO ARE THE PROBLEm
How Would A Rape Exception Work? (Hint: It Wouldn’t)

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