Links 7/6/15

Links for you. Science:

Are prolific authors too much of a good thing?
Earth to Tim Hunt supporters: it doesn’t matter if he was joking!
Texas-sized centipede found crawling at Garner State Park
The mystery of the female orgasm (it’s amazing how little we still know about parts of human anatomy)
America last? The man who coined ‘Internet of Things’ says this is the first tech race America might lose.


The Jewish Broker Who Saved America
It Was All Because Of Me
Failure of new U.S. weapons systems may be more than science fiction
How the South Skews America: We’d be less violent, more mobile and in general more normal if not for Dixie
Why Classic Rock Isn’t What It Used To Be
Advice for Campbell Brown
The American Revolution was not a whites-only war
In which Southerners share their Confederate heritage
Why Not?
Letter to My Son–“Here is what I would like for you to know: In America, it is traditional to destroy the black body—it is heritage.”
Those Who Aspire to Solaria
Colorado’s Effort Against Teenage Pregnancies Is a Startling Success
The Times’ Condescending Attitude Toward Bernie Sanders

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4 Responses to Links 7/6/15

  1. jrkrideau says:

    Re “The Jewish broker
    “sephardic Jewish family in Poland in 1740.”

    Well I’m sure it’s possible but without an explanation as to how they got there, I decide I don’t trust anything in the article.

  2. jrkrideau says:

    “The American Revolution was not a whites-only war”

    Very true, the British, under Sir Guy Carleton, evacuated a large number of Loyalist blacks, many of whom, I believe, had served with the British forces, to British North America and other parts of the Empire. See Book of Negroes for names. I have even read a rumour that Washington’s (former) cook was among the group.

    And not a one was returned to slavery. I believe that their descendants may use the UE designation after their name.

  3. Bookmarked, this should keep me busy this evening!

  4. bob says:

    People on the East Coast may not know Haym Solomon, but he is remembered in Chicago because of a prominent sculpture by Lorado Taft
    And if jrkrideau would check the Wikipedia article on Solomon, he’d learn that he “was born in Leszno (Lissa) Poland in 1740 to an Ashkenazi Jewish family descended from Spanish and Portuguese Jews who migrated to the Jewish communities of Poland as a result of the Spanish Inquisition of 1492 … ” – i.e. Ashkenazi, but going way back they were of Sephardic ancestry.

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