Category Archives: Links & Comments

Ls&Cs: Problem-Solving, Ethics, Out-Group Prejudice, and Padding Bestseller Lists

Several links that I collected on April 20th, the day I went to the hospital for what led to my heart transplant.

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Lc&Cs: Disinfo’s Popularity, Villainous Facebook, and the Complexity of Modern Life

Links from this past week, with comments, about how Facebook finds disinformation popular and therefore profitable, how its users search out disinformation to confirm their preconceptions, how Republican disinfo about COVID is killing off its base, about Trump True Believers’ … Continue reading

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Ls&Cs: The Fading of Religion, and Human Progress Despite It

Here are several links about religion I’ve captured in recent weeks mostly to the Patheos.com website, which is a collection of blogs from all points of view along the religious spectrum. The ones I tend to read, of course, are … Continue reading

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Ls&Cs: Just a Few Rocks to Look At

Catching up on one last batch of links and comments collected but not yet posted since I came home from the hospital in June. Not all of them political. And, let’s try something new: placing some kind of relevant photograph … Continue reading

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Aug-Sep Ls&Cs: Revising the Decline of Credulous, Mansplaining Fossil Fuel Flat-Earthers and Klan Refugees

From early August through early September — back at the beginning of the “pandemic of the unvaccinated”, when Covid deaths in the US hadn’t yet reached 700,000.

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Science Ls&Cs: Time for Critical Blue Ozone Fitness

The unfittedness of the universe for life; languages that do or don’t have a word for the color blue; telescopes as time machines; how scientists solved the ozone layer; critical thinking.

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Links & Comments: Today’s Headlines; Other Recent Links

About our national decline; how vaccine mandates are mostly working; violence in support of Trump; skewed news coverage; and public resistance to a health mandate in 1847, about doctors’ washing hands.

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L&Cs: Rhythm the Key to Everything?

What to make of this? (Link via Fb) Timber’s Newsletter: Rhythm is the single most important avenue to greatness in everything humans do Subtitled: “The best musicians, athletes, cooks, writers, and storytellers all have incredible rhythm”

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Ls&Cs: Interesting Times

The latest on strategies to avoid long-term calamities, knowing of calamities and lying about them, the US compared to South America and Europe, and Americans’ grasp of reality.

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Ls&Cs: Computer world views; science fiction vs. fantasy

A couple non-political posts today.

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