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The Critical Race Theory Moral Panic and the Southern Baptist Convention

There are two very odd things about the recent hyping of ‘critical race theory.’ First, I think a lot of people–even White ones!–wouldn’t disagree with the premise that the legal system has built in structural biases against Black people. Of … Continue reading

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Links 6/14/21

Links for you. Science: Identification of novel bat coronaviruses sheds light on the evolutionary origins of SARS-CoV-2 and related viruses Two Farmers Found the Largest Dinosaur Ever Unearthed in Australia Kids These Days! Increasing delay of gratification ability over the … Continue reading

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Links 6/13/21

Links for you. Science: The COVID lab-leak hypothesis: what scientists do and don’t know (excellent, must-read) Animal sales from Wuhan wet markets immediately prior to the COVID-19 pandemic Coevolutionary phage training leads to greater bacterial suppression and delays the evolution … Continue reading

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The Current Democratic Party Is Unable to Meet the Demands of the Joe Crow Era

To follow up on yesterday’s post about Democratic Senator Joe Manchin’s decision to tank Senate bill S1, making it highly unlikely Democrats will hold either the House or the Senate in 2022, there is one way to still win elections. … Continue reading

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Links 6/2/21

Links for you. Science: Alzheimer’s drug sparks emotional battle as FDA nears deadline on whether to approve Heads up! The cardiovascular secrets of giraffes The beautiful & wonderfully intricate foot of a male diving beetle, Acilius sulcatus. America’s Entire Understanding … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Stalled Again

Before we get to some analysis, here’s this week’s data–because of the long weekend, ‘this week’ is March 24 – March 31: Ward one-week prevalence one-week % pos. two-week prevalence two-week % pos. 1 0.020% 1.8% 0.033% 1.1% 2 0.009% … Continue reading

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Links 5/30/21

Links for you. Science: Up to 8,700 patients died after catching Covid in English hospitals (nosocomial COVID is a problem) New Diagnostic Tool Predicts The Risk of Alzheimer’s With Astonishing Accuracy of 90% Effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines against the B.1.617.2 … Continue reading

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Most Coups Look Silly Unless They Succeed

Democratic Rep. Ocasio-Cortez makes a key point about the January 6 insurrection (boldface mine): “Pence was taken out of the Senate chamber something like 60 seconds before these terrorists, insurrectionists got into the Senate chamber,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a conversation … Continue reading

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Links 5/22/21

Links for you. Science: How the Covid pandemic ends: Scientists look to the past to see the future Mask Use and Ventilation Improvements to Reduce COVID-19 Incidence in Elementary Schools — Georgia, November 16–December 11, 2020 COVID-19 Testing to Sustain … Continue reading

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Links 5/21/21

Links for you. Science: Novelty Means Severity: The Key To the Pandemic Some Vaccines Help Nations Exit The Pandemic Faster Than Others Comparable environmental stability and disinfection profiles of the currently circulating SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern B.1.1.7 and B.1.351 A … Continue reading

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