All posts filed under: Best of the Web

Best of the Web, November 13, 2017

Science Male Mammoths Died in ‘Silly Ways’ More Often Than Females, Study Finds Nicholas St. Fleur, The New York Times Can Brain Scans Curb the Rising Rate of Suicide? Susan Pinker, Wall Street Journal Art Why We’re Not Getting Another Andy Warhol Any Time Soon James Tarmy, Bloomberg News Resilience The Secrets of Resilience Meg Jay, The Wall Street Journal Meet the Teen who Discovered the Secret of Social Capital Pamela Paresky, Psychology Today Religion The Ex-Muslims Go Public Aymann Ismail and Jeffrey Bloomer, Slate Politics Let’s Look For the Good in Our Politicians David Aaronovitch, The Times [requires registration] Speaking to the Far Right Ian Buruma, Project Syndicate Culture of Scandal is the New Normal Cathy Young, Newsday

Best of the Web, November 05, 2017

Education The Surprising Revolt at the Most Liberal College in the Country Chris Bodenner, The Atlantic ‘As difficult as it is, it’s important we discuss the part played by genes in cognitive ability’ Dr Kathryn Asbury, Tes Too Many Colleges Flunk Trump 101 Frank Bruni, The New York Times The Sexual Counter-Revolution Is ‘Weinsteining’ Getting Out of Hand? Cathy Young, LA Times The Consequence of this New Sexual Counter-Revolution? No Sex At All Douglas Murray, The Spectator Sex and Genetics Not Just About Sex: Throughout Our Bodies, Thousands of Genes Act Differently in Men and Women Jenny Graves, The Conversation International Development Things Are Looking Up – By Any Measure Marian L. Tupy, Human Progress

Best of the Web, October 29, 2017

Russian Revolution Centenary One Hundred Years of Insanity Paul Berman, Tablet Social Media Moral Outrage in the Digital Age M J Crocket, Nature.com Education and Free Inquiry Harvard Returns to Its Puritan Roots Jonathan Marks, Commentary Freedom of Expression on Campus: An Overview of Some Recent Surveys Eugene Volokh, Washington Post Is It Offensive to Declare a Psychological Claim Wrong? Lee Jussim, Psychology Today Kolmogorov Complicity and the Parable of Lightning Scott Alexander, SlateStarCodex Sex and Gender Why We Should Not Deny the Science of Biological Sex Differences Michael Clegg, Conatus News Parenting The Fragile Generation Jonathan Haidt and Lenore Skenazy, Reason

Best of the Web, October 22nd, 2017

Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Nasty, Brutish, and Fat: Of Hobbes and Harvey Weinstein John Podhoretz, Commentary The Sam Kriss Problem Cathy Young, Medium Unintended Consequences of Sexual Harassment Scandals Claire Cain Miller, The New York Times Culture and Civilization Manners and Political Life George Friedman, Geopolitical Futures Teenage Wasteland Claire Lehmann, Commentary Free Speech/Education Does Disruption Violate Free Speech? Howard Gillman and Erwin Chemerinsky, The Chronicle of Higher Education Why Are Millennials Wary of Freedom? Clay Routledge, The New York Times UPenn Teacher Justifies Her Refusal to Call on White Male Students Robby Soave, Reason Race Relations in America Birth of a White Supremacist Andrew Marantz, New Yorker  The Nightmare From Which Ta-Nehisi Coates Is Trying Not to Awake Oliver Traldi, Areo Magazine On Ta-Nehisi Coates and Race Glenn Loury and John McWhorter, Bloggingheads The Russian Revolution’s Centenary Martin Amis on Lenin’s Deadly Revolution Martin Amis, The New York Times

Best of the Web, September 24th, 2017

Science / Tech Neanderthal boy’s skull reveals they grew like modern boys Agence France Presse, The Guardian A journey through schizophrenia, from researcher, to patient and back Usha Lee McFarling, Stat News  Uber, reviving old tactic, is backed by more than 500,000 in London row Paresh Dave, William Schomberg, Reuters  Facebook’s Ad Scandal isn’t a ‘Fail’ it’s a Feature Zeynep Tufecki, The New York Times   Culture / Education How Harvard helps its richest and most arrogant students get ahead Sarah Ruden, Washington Post Boys are Not Defective Amanda Ripley, The Atlantic ‘Stupidly politically correct society is the death of comedy’, warns veteran comedian Mel Brooks Rozina Sabur, The Telegraph   Who Should Decide What Speech is Acceptable? P.Z. Myers Appoints Himself Jerry Coyne, Why Evolution is True  Inside the Madness at Evergreen State Jillian Kay Melchoir, The Wall Street Journal How Milo Yiannopoulos’s Berkeley ‘Free Speech Week’ Fell Apart Rosie Gray, The Atlantic  

Best of the Web, September 17, 2017

Science How Congress Ignored Science and Fueled Antibiotic Resistance Maryn McKenna Wired My IRB Nightmare SlateStarCodex The Neuroscience of Intelligence: Dr Richard Haier Jordan B Peterson, YouTube Nuclear the ‘only option’ to replace coal and gas: Michael Shellenberger Graham Lloyd, The Australian The Gender Gap in STEM is NOT What You Think Alex Tabarrok, Marginal Revolution Politics / Foreign Policy Caste is Stunting All of India’s Children Diane Coffey and Dean Spears, Foreign Policy Hillary Clinton’s book has a clear message: don’t blame me Thomas Frank, The Guardian There’s No Such Thing As Islamophobia Pascal Bruckner, City Journal Culture / Education The Campus Left vs the Mentally Ill Clay Routledge, The Wall Street Journal  “The neurodiversity case for free speech” with Geoffrey Miller Nico Perrino, So to Speak: the Free Speech Podcast

Best of the Web, September 10, 2017

Science Why people believe in conspiracy theories – and how to change their minds Mark Lorch, The Conversation Massive Genetic Study Shows Humans Are Evolving Bruno Martin, Nature The Greater Male Variability Hypothesis – An Addendum to Our Post on the Google Memo Sean Stevens and Jonathan Haidt, Heterodox Academy Culture / Education Joe Rogan Experience #1006 – Jordan Peterson and Bret Weinstein The Joe Rogan Experience  When Speak Out Culture Becomes Callout Culture Pamela Paresky, Psychology Today The Campus Sex-Crime Tribunals Are Losing KC Johnson, Commentary Harvard Shows How it Should be Done Charles Murray, The Weekly Standard Arguments Over Free Speech on Campus Are Not Left vs Right The Economist Politics / Foreign Policy Realism is Back Jacob Heilbrunn, Politico Was Charlottesville a Turning Point for the Alt-Right? Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic The Left-Wing Threat to Liberalism Cathy Young, Forward Treason – not racism – is the only legitimate reason to pull down a statue James Kirchick, The Spectator