Links 7/26/15

Links for you. Science:

The (Potentially Illegal) Fantastic Four-Legged Snake And Ethics Of Fossil Collection
After the crash, can biologists fix economics? (I don’t buy this; I think it’s far more important to get people who are trained as to think as biologists into economics, which intellectual too often resembles the bean-bag pop gen of the 1930s and 1940s–not that that wasn’t important, but it’s not 1930 anymore)
Doctors’ poor training on antibiotics is making us sicker
Neutral Models of Microbiome Evolution
Why Does This Ice Look Exactly Like Hair

Other:

An $18.42 Minimum Wage?
Why my own father would have let IS kill me
What Black Lives Matter gets wrong about Bernie Sanders
“It was a visit that was seemingly staged to the extent that it could have been a scene from the TV show, Parks and Rec”
The subversion of fair housing law by pernicious zoning ordinances, part 1
Ulysses S. Grant Died 130 Years Ago. Racists Hate Him, But Historians No Longer Do.
Beacon Hill
The remarkably high odds you’ll be poor at some point in your life
Metro’s inefficient info displays worsen crowding
Rotting Trash Overwhelms Beirut As Summer Heat Rises
Prosecutors Urge Life Sentence For Peanut Exec In Food-Poisoning Case
No room at the inn for innocence
For Gun Victims, the Prayers of Conservative Politicians Are Not Enough
Why Scott Walker is so dangerous (how did Dana Milbank get radicalized? This kind of turnaround seems like something that stems from a personal betrayal)
I’m the best and why that sucks

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1 Response to Links 7/26/15

  1. colnago80 says:

    Actually, Grant’s military reputation was cited as exemplary in a military assessment by British Major General J. F. C. Fuller, The Generalship of Ulysses S. Grant , written more then 80 years ago. A comparison of Grant vs Lee, Lee and Grant A study in Generalship and Personality, was written by the same author at about the same time.

    Fuller demolishes the canard that Grant was a butcher and that Lee was a master strategist. As a for instance, he cites the US archives to show that Lee’s casualties as a fraction of men engaged was some 50% higher then Grant’s. In fact, he states in the preface of the second book that, in many respects, Robert E. Lee was one of the most incapable commanding generals in history.

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