Links 10/5/12

Links for you. Science:

The Two Problems With Science
Ayn Rand vs. the Pygmies: Did human evolution favor individualists or altruists?
House Cats: Why I Don’t Let Mine Outside
The grandmother and her genes: a grandson’s perspective
Coelidia olitoria

Other:

Channeling FDR: The Moral Case Against Unemployment
A Fun Fact about Privatization: With Scattered Reflections on “the State” (interesting history)
“Abortions on Women Who Aren’t Pregnant” Common Trope of Anti-Choice Movement (movement conservatives are completely out of their fucking minds at this point)
Why Your Car Isn’t Electric
Attack of the Blob: How Professional Democrats and Professional Republicans Ran America Into the Ground
Welcome to the world of privatised electricity and canned music
Things Not to Talk About in Denver When You’re Broken: Your Debate Preview, or What They Should Talk About
Robert J. Samuelson tries to create a moral panic about deficits
What Does the Food Date on the Package Really Mean?
Fareed Zakaria and the Failure of Thought Leadership: Shale Gas, Speaker Fees, Sophism
Blocking Bain Trucks To Save Jobs In Freeport

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