Monthly Archives: March 2018

Links 3/16/18

Links for you. Science: Cold-blooded? Study finds female pythons care for their young The unwelcome revival of ‘race science’ DNA Testing Forced Me To Rethink My Entire Racial Identity These Crickets Can’t Sing Anymore—But They’re Still Trying Did These Computer … Continue reading

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In PA-18, Everything Mattered

After any special election victory, various people are keen to claim that their one strategy worked–or would have worked better had the candidate not followed someone else’s strategy. We’re seeing the same thing happen with Conor Lamb’s victory in Pennsylvania, … Continue reading

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Links 3/15/18

Links for you. Science: The Weird World Inside a Pitcher Plant Forests Protect the Climate. A Future With More Storms Would Mean Trouble. Congress Quashed Research Into Gun Violence. Since Then, 600,000 People Have Been Shot. The Controversial Link Between … Continue reading

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Advice For Trump

Observed at the Hirshhorn Museum, D.C.:

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Open Debate When Words Have No Meaning

Or as we like to say, with apologies to Theodosius Dobzhansky, nothing in movement conservatism makes sense except in the light of creationism. I use the phrase ‘open debate’, as opposed to ‘free speech’, since there is very little good … Continue reading

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Links 3/14/18

Links for you. Science: Researchers advance CRISPR-based tool for diagnosing disease Australian report shows rise in resistant E coli bacteremia HIV, syphilis cluster affecting at least 125 people discovered in Milwaukee Why Math Is the Best Way to Make Sense … Continue reading

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A Hypothesis About Why NY Times Op-Ed Writers Obsess About College Students

So Ben Mathis-Lilley asks “Sweet Jesus, will the NYT’s conservatives ever write about anything but the “Intolerant Left” ever again?” In a statistical sense, I’m sure they will. But there’s a reason, among several, why they obsess about college campuses: … Continue reading

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