Links 12/15/14

Links for you. Science:

Scientists Are Not That Smart
Abortions in Medical Settings Rarely Have Major Complications
How to scare off the biggest pest in the world
Science funding in 2015 (increase well below the inflation rate. WHEEEE!!!!)
Once more with feeling: The HPV vaccine doesn’t make girls more likely to get pregnant or get an STI


For worker control
Paris Aims to End Its Pollution Misery by Cutting Out Cars
A Feminist Critique of Silicon Valley (a bit jargonish, but good insights)
A Taxonomy of Torture Defenses
The New Republic: An Appreciation. It is impossible to avoid the conclusion that black lives didn’t matter much at all to the magazine.
Conservatives toss out a bunch of self-contradicting arguments about rape (because it’s a day that ends with -y…)
Bill Moyers on The Lives of the Very Very Rich
I’m 40. I Don’t Want to Be a Mom. Now What?
D.C. dropping request to shut part of I-395 (so 60 months of construction instead of 20, all to please drivers. Awesome. Then people complain why housing and office space is so damn expensive…)
Fox News: Congress Hasn’t Meddled In D.C. Affairs For Decades
CIA FIFTH COLUMNISTS REMIND ME OF DEFIANT, PETULANT COPS (and people think teachers have captured bureaucracies?)
Best Way for Professors to Get Good Student Evaluations? Be Male.
@atul_gawande on shameful role of medical professionals in torture
The rise of the Airbnb investment property?
Is It Only Torture When Other People Do It?
Sorry, but the Abortion Rate Is Not Going Down Because Women “Choose Life”
Scott Walker Once Wished A Jewish Constituent ‘Molotov’ (and every year, we Jews fast on Yonkers!)

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4 Responses to Links 12/15/14

  1. robertwaldmann says:

    The Jewish year lasts for less than one full Christian year because of Rush Hashana.

    Hey the post on getting rid of the worlds biggest pest didn’t explain how to get John McCain off of my TV. Uh what is this “remote control” of which you speak ?

  2. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:


  3. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    Torture works. This is the big one, the argument that the ends justify the means, and the one that torture advocates will always include in their case.

    Anyone who believes that must shoulder their share of the burden of blame for the Inquisition and various witch hunts. Those were all driven by torture-induced confessions.

  4. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    The Big Kill

    New Zealand’s crusade to rid itself of mammals.
    “Conservation is all about killing things,” a volunteer coördinator said.

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