March 19, 2017
March 18, 2017
If you’re a European, your body requires more vegetables and grains. Though at the same time scientists insist human populations are exactly the same in all ways….(ideologically I understand why, it’s just wrong).
March 17, 2017
Ancestral Climates May Have Shaped Your Nose. Getting punched in the face a lot shaped my nose.
March 16, 2017
Extended spider cognition. This is the coolest ever.
It is fear, not complacency, that holds people in their jobs and in their states. Cowen’s book-selling shtick is telling the well-off what they want to hear.
The future according to Cuban would be a world where the mind becomes more important, as technical skills gradually get picked up by automation and computers. I don’t like Cuban much, but think he is mostly right; learning math and tech mostly irrelevant by 2050 or so. Computers/AI will do it all better than any human.
March 15, 2017
Most people are secretly threatened by creativity. I wouldn’t say “secretly.” Ever tried doing anything creative in an office job?
Vox says left-wing economics won’t defeat Trumpism. Vox is wrong. Being Vox, “wrong” is the usual state.
As video games get better and job prospects worse, more young men are dropping out of the job market to spend their time in an alternate reality. Ryan Avent suspects this is the beginning of something big. Causality backwards, mostly: bad or no prospects leads to disengagement with the real world.
Saying you’re busy signals you’re rude. A bit reductive, but I mostly agree.
March 14, 2017
Gene therapy treats muscle-wasting disease in dogs. Please transfer the wasting to whatever causes them to bark all the fucking time.
Canadian Millennials Struggle As College Degrees Don’t Guarantee Jobs. First word could be changed to “Earth.”
March 13, 2017
We Should Practice Truth in Statistics, Even When It Hurts. Hilarious that Kevin Drum says this, but I agree with him.
March 12, 2017
Irritating left-wing guys have ruined democracy, apparently. Which might suggest it wasn’t doing so great before. The Dems have a list of scapegoats longer than the zeroes at the end of H. Clinton’s account after several Goldman “talks.”
Charles Peters on Recapturing the Soul of the Democratic Party. No soul left; time for something new.