Category Archives: Society

Why Humanity Destroyed Itself

I’m currently reading The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt where he uses the metaphor of  the elephant and the rider.  The elephant is instinct, the rider is consciousness.  He talks a lot in the early section about how the rider often spends it’s time … Continue reading

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BBC News – Cern re-creating first web page to revere early ideals

At the heart of the original web is technology to decentralise control and make access to information freely available to all. It is this architecture that seems to imbue those that work with the web with a culture of free … Continue reading

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I was stunned by the last graphic

I knew the “what American’s think” was kind pretty optimistic but it wasn’t until he went to the line of 100 people that I understood how horribly wrong it was. This is one of my problems with Republicans; they seem … Continue reading

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I agree – The U.S. Economic Policy Debate Is a Sham

The IGM Forum has some really interesting stuff. Below each poll you can look through the responses from each economist and see where they included links, etc.   The U.S. Economic Policy Debate Is a Sham – Bloomberg. Watching Democrats … Continue reading

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John Scalzi: Why I Don’t Just Admit I Am A Democrat

Why I Don’t Just Admit I Am A Democrat I think my political views are pretty similar to Scalzi’s.  I frakking hate the current Republican party as they seem completely willing to drive the country off the cliff if they … Continue reading

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Petition the U.S. Government to Force the TSA to Follow the Law

Schneier on Security – Petition the U.S. Government to Force the TSA to Follow the Law.   Please proceed to petitions.whitehouse.gov and sign the petition to require that the TSA follow the law. Pretty please.

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Tom Ehrich asks if we really live like Christians

http://www.sj-r.com/features/x1461788336/Tom-Ehrich-asks-if-we-really-live-like-Christians What he said. Note: I should add that I’m an atheist but every time I read about Jesus I seem to get the same message Tom did while most “Christians” seem to get the message that God is on … Continue reading

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