Links 9/17/14

Links for you. Science:

8 Things We Can Do Now to Build a Space Colony This Century
Things that irritate me about the Ice-Bucket Challenge
Free HPV vaccine causes 61% drop in female genital warts in Australia
Researchers search for genes behind intelligence, find almost nothing (story is less inflamatory)
Germs Spread Unbelievably Fast in the Workplace: It can take as little as 2 hours for one stomach-flu sufferer to contaminate half of a single office.

Other:

All in the Family: How the Koch Brothers, Sheldon Adelson, Sam Walton, Bill Gates, and Other Billionaires Are Undermining America (excellent)
A Leap of Faith: The Incoherence of Using Value-Added Estimates as a Proxy for Effective Teaching
If CCSS is not a Curriculum, Why Do All the Textbooks Look Alike?
If GOP is right, why are red states so far behind?
Back to school: Read an 8th grader’s perfect explanation for why laptops, not tablets, belong in the classroom
Stop freaking out about ISIS
American shakedown: Police won’t charge you, but they’ll grab your money
Is ISIS inviting the United States to step into the quicksand?
Correcting the Education Punditry of @jonathanalter
My fellow Americans, please stop being idiots
In defense of social insurance
Jesus, what kind of sex is this guy having?
Will Misogyny Bring Down The Atheist Movement? (worth noting that some of the misogynists are also making anti-Semitic slurs as well)
Just How Bad ARE Texas Textbooks? THIS Bad.
A Watch Guy’s Thoughts On The Apple Watch After Seeing It In The Metal (Tons Of Live Photos)
Surprise! Our Arab Allies Aren’t Really Going to do Anything to Help Us Fight ISIS

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8 Responses to Links 9/17/14

  1. Eddy Dane says:

    The atheists have been feeling pretty frisky of late, which is fine except that a critical of atheists turn out to be Really Bad People who are sliming the movement as a whole with their filth. This will not end well for the folks who like to think that all the world’s difficulties can be magicked away by eliminating religion.

  2. Kay says:

    Stomach flu isn’t actually the flu so let’s stop calling it that….

  3. rijkswaanvijand says:

    8 Things We Can Do Now to Build a Space Colony This Century
    Science?! You didn’t fall off recently, did you? Because that’s tremendously silly at least..
    I take this to be an indication of a very damaging common ideology, being an implicit excuse to keep fucking up this planet, as we can always colonise space.

  4. Gingerbaker says:

    The hypersensitive anti-misogyny faction is doing a pretty good job of destroying atheism as well, and these are the supposedly high-functioning adults, not the acne-faced adolescents who are sending misogynist hate mail.

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