All posts filed under: News

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

Best of the Web, August 28, 2017

Politics / Foreign Policy Iconoclasm and Violence Rod Dreher, American Conservative The Great Nazi Scare of 2017 Holman W. Jenkins The Wall Street Journal What Moderates Believe David Brooks, The New York Times Identity and Terror: A Conversation with Douglas Murray Sam Harris, The Waking Up Podcast Is Violence the Way to Fight Racism? Peter Singer, Project Syndicate Science How to Prevent Deadly Infection in Babies? Good Bacteria Donald G McNeil, The New York Times The Most Authoritative Review Paper on Gender Differences Sean Stevens and Jonathan Haidt, Heterodox Academy  Culture / Education The Implications of Charlottesville Jonathan Haidt, Heterodox Academy  PC Corporate Culture is a Plague the Government Helps Spread Nathan Cofnas, The Weekly Standard Why is Modern Pop Music So Terrible? Thoughty2, YouTube

Best of the Web, August 22, 2017

Science The Australian Scientists Cracking the Genetic Code of Clinical Depression Sarah Wiedersehn, The Sydney Morning Herald Aeon Tries to Revive Lamarck, Calling for a “Paradigm Shift” in Evolution Jerry Coyne, Why Evolution is True The Nuclear Option Michael Shellenberger, Foreign Affairs Culture / Education The Unfortunate Fallout of Campus Postmodernism Michael Shermer, Scientific American Trump Breaks a Taboo–and Pays the Price Jonathan Haidt, The Atlantic Politics / Foreign Policy Charlottesville: Race and Terror VICE News, VICE News Tonight I Voted for Trump. And I Sorely Regret It Julius Krein, New York Times Spain’s Jihadis are Awakened Tom Wilson, Commentary  Mark Lilla vs Identity Politics Rod Dreher, American Conservative  Step Back: Lessons for U.S. Foreign Policy from the Failed War on Terror A. Trevor Thrall & Erik Goepner, Cato Institute

Best of the Web, August 13 2017

Politics / Foreign Policy The Alt-Right’s Chickens Come Home to Roost David French, National Review  The Liberal Crack Up Mark Lilla, The Wall Street Journal Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un Face Off Raising Possibility of Accidental War John Kehoe, Australian Financial Review Why Are the Media Sympathetic to the Women of ISIS? Mitchell Blatt and Sumantra Maitra, National Review Science The Google Memo: What Does the Research Say About Gender Differences? Sean Stevens and Jonathan Haidt, The Heterodox Academy Culture Why Google Was Wrong Peter Singer, NY Daily News  From College Indoctrination to Corporate Intolerance Jonathan Anomaly, The James G Martin Center for Academic Renewal

Best of the Web, 6th August 2017

Culture In Defence of the Bad, White Working Class Shannon Burns, Meanjin Gender Imbalances are Mostly Not Due to Offensive Attitudes SlateStarCodex Engineering Education: Social Engineering Rather than Actual Engineering Indrek Wichman, James G Martin Center for Academic Renewal Science National Identity Eases Cross-Cultural Trust Problems Tyler Cowen, Marginal Revolution Have Smartphones Destoyed a Generation? Jean Twenge, The Atlantic So Many in the West are Depressed Because They’re Expected Not to Be Brock Bastian, The Conversation The Meditation Cure Robert Wright, The Wall Street Journal Politics / Foreign Policy Only the Truth Will Prevent Harm Sarah Haider, Free Inquiry Racists Can be Left-Wing Too Ahmad Mansour, International Politics and Society Rethinking the Population Control Taboo Peter Singer, Project Syndicate Russia’s Trump Per Leander & Alexey Sakhnin, Jacobin