Monthly Archives: April 2021

Links and Comments: Science, Religion, and Biases

Neil deGrasse Tyson, creationists, religion and the intelligentsia, risk assessment. And tarantulas.

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Links and Comments 12 April 21

Anti-vaxxers and Stop the Steal; Historical animus against Italians, and Irish; Racial replacement theory; Conservatives against democracy.

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Passages: How the World Works

My favorite news magazine, The Week, is celebrating 20 years of publication with its current April 16th issue, which has retrospectives of cover images, editorial essays, and so on. Here’s one of the latter, by editor-in-chief William Falk.

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Links and Comments: Muon news

It’s pronounced mew-on, not moo-on, I learned today.

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Links and Comments, 6 April 2021: Sciencey Things

When life began in the universe; how or whether civilizations die; why people like closed-captioning

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Links and Comments: The Decline of US Church Membership

When I posted my notes about Michael Shermer’s book How We Believe, I noted that one of his principle observations was how, writing in 2000 or 1999, levels of religious belief hadn’t changed much since the 1960s, the era in … Continue reading

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Links and Comments: Owning Libs and Tyrannical Government Plots

Republican values and principles; enduring human nature.

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Link and Comments: Ted Chiang interview

Ted Chiang is a science fiction writer who since 1990 has published a couple dozen works of short fiction (and no novel), gathered in just two books: Stories of Your Life and Others (2002), and Exhalation (2019). I’m certain he … Continue reading

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