Links 10/21/14

Links for you. Science:

Why Bats Are Such Good Hosts for Ebola and Other Deadly Diseases
Fight fear of Ebola with the facts (maybe infectious disease specialist Besser should have been CDC director instead?)
The Origami Condom and NIH Ebola funding
The CrowdFund Science Crowd Mistakes “An Experiment” for “Doing Science”
Skunk Works Reveals Compact Fusion Reactor Details: Lockheed Martin aims to develop compact reactor prototype in five years, production unit in 10


“Yes Means Yes” is a terrible law, and I completely support it
The War Nerd: Nobody could have predicted Islamic State’s retreat from Kobane (except me) (excellent)
Hospital turns to PR to fight Ebola (this is what happens when you let the CEO class control healthcare)
Paid Sick Days Benefit Worker and Employer
The Serious Problem With Obama’s Choice Of Ron Klain As Ebola Czar
World Health Organisation admits botching response to Ebola outbreak
A Peach Of A Problem
WHO Admits That It Failed Utterly In Its Response to Ebola
Dallas nurse Briana Aguirre: ‘We never talked about Ebola’ before Thomas Eric Duncan arrived
America’s Hollow Foreign Legions
#GamerGate is an attack on ethical journalism (I’m sticking with table top miniatures)
A Tale Of Two Silicon Valleys: Wage theft, billionaires, and the rest of us
The Best Evidence Against Common Core

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1 Response to Links 10/21/14

  1. AWJ says:

    Shorter Ezra Klein: “The occasional innocent person having their life ruined by a false conviction is an acceptable price to pay for the law’s value as a deterrent.” It could have come from the pen of Tony Scalia denying cert to a convict exonerated by new DNA evidence.

    Also, “We need our laws to be a little ambiguous, to create a climate of fear in which people err on the side of caution” is a position even Scalia would blanch at. You have to go to the straw-man version of “statism” promogulated by the likes of Ayn Rand, or a few 19th-century reactionary philosophers to find that argument being made. Not even the Book of fucking Lord Shang goes that far.

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