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Very Few Sociological Phenomena Are Yes Or No: The Progressive Deplorables Edition

There are very few instances where we can say something is truly yes or no. One exception might be ‘the residents of the District of Columbia do not support Bush‘ (only four percent of the city voted for him, and … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid Of The Big, Bad Michelle Wolf?

If you haven’t heard, members of the White House Correspondents’ Association were outraged by comedian Michelle Wolf’s dinner speech. Supposedly, this was the evil, awful part (about Sarah Huckabee Sanders): “She burns facts, and then she uses the ash to … Continue reading

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Links 4/7/18

Links for you. Science: Data Science at the NIH and in healthcare An Inordinate Fondness for Wasps In This Ancient City, Even Commoners Lived in Palaces Taxon Disappearance from Microbiome Analysis Reinforces the Value of Mock Communities as a Standard … Continue reading

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Links 3/28/18

Links for you. Science: ‘Fascinated and horrified’ scientists watched as a killer whale drowned another orca’s calf (FREE WILLY!) Johann Hari is Wrong About the Treatment of Mental Illness What Do We Lose If We Lose Wild Axolotls? What a … Continue reading

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When Technocrats Are Incompetent

One of the great political canards of the last couple of decades is the notion that centrist technocrats are more effective at governing: when faced with a crisis, reality is often very cruel. One of the criticisms of challenger Cynthia … Continue reading

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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 3/3/18

Links for you. Science: Their 6-year-old daughter was dead, killed by the flu, but the worrying was just beginning Ravens Are Evolving, and Not in the Way You’d Expect “Sonic Weapon Attacks” on U.S. Embassy Don’t Add Up—for Anyone Uncovering … Continue reading

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