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Blackness with a Capital B? Or Can Everybody Be a Star?

Soapbox BLACKNESS WITH A CAPITAL B? OR CAN EVERYBODY BE A STAR? BLM's essentialist challenge to liberal humanism John O’Hara Part of the confusion regarding the phrase “Black Lives Matter” is the numerous…

20 Sep 2021 • 9 min read
Journal of Free Black Thought by Free Black Thought
John Dewey

Context As mentioned below, I see the two most crucial documents in the history and philosophy of Active Learning as Ralph Waldo Emerson’s American Scholar Address (1837) and John Dewey’s “The Child and…

27 Sep 2021 • 7 min read
Active Learning Forum by Martin Bickman
Making Sense of Errors and Contradictions in Science

The Nautilus paper linked below is probably the most important essay on science I have read in the last ten or so years. It’s also wonderfully short and therefore worth reproducing in its entirety. Brief…

27 Sep 2021 • 8 min read
The Fantastic Fiction of Rick Wayne by Rick Wayne
Explaining Evergrande

To try and make sense of the avalanche of reports on crisis-hit Chinese property giant Evergrande, I’ve put together a transcript of the latest ChinaTalk episode on the company featuring Rhodium Group…

27 Sep 2021 • 13 min read
ChinaTalk by Jordan Schneider
Featured Publication
Rationality Requires Incentives: An Interview with Steven Pinker

One of the best parts of becoming (sort of) famous in the last year has been getting to meet and form relationships with some of my intellectual heroes. Seeing those I’ve looked up to for years not only…

27 Sep 2021 • 61 min read
Richard Hanania's Newsletter by Richard Hanania
"Woke" madness invades science

Wokeness nowadays is routinely surpassing its own sick weirdness and unceasing efforts to overturn concepts and language that aren’t on offer for the kind of “reform” demanded by the exhibitionist deviant…

27 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
The Periscope by A.T. Symeonidis
“I’ve never seen them whip anyone.”

Container ships are seen anchored off the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles as they wait to unload. Amid nationwide record-high demand for imported goods and supply-chain issues, the twin ports of Los…

27 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
Euphoric Recall by Brad Neaton
Timeless Ideas | September 26, 2021

Here’s your weekly dose of timeless ideas to sharpen your mind, make smarter decisions, and live better. Quotes I. You waste years by not being able to waste hours. ― Amos Tversky II. Raise your words,…

26 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
Timeless Ideas by Timeless Ideas
A Word for Creating Life

Naissance • noun • (nay-sahnss) Definition: Birth Origin: French To help sustain and grow The Word with Barrett Holmes Pitner we have introduced a subscription option to the newsletter. Subscribers will…

26 Sep 2021 • 7 min read
SCL The Word by The Sustainable Culture Lab
Serial's Adnan Syed - did he do it?

The podcast Serial looked at the murder of Hae Min Lee and the man convicted of that murder, Adnan Syed. The podcast did an excellent job of highlighting the legal and procedural issues with the case but…

26 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
Never A Truer Word’s Newsletter by NeverATruerWord
China frees detained Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor — China pledges to stop building new coal energy plants abroad — ‘Eerie silence’ as Evergrande misses payment deadline

☞ Help me reach more readers by forwarding this week's issue to friends and colleagues who can sign up here ☞ Follow me on Twitter @happeningchina for news and updates throughout the week ☞ You can support…

25 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
What's Happening in China
Favorite Rejects 2021-09-24

Noah Smith 🐇 @Noahpinion While the idea to battle China with an army of genetically selected supermen does have definite sci-fi appeal, we could also just...keep taking in immigrants 🥰 delian 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 @…

25 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
Tugboat for Twitter by David Watson
Kent Hovind Is Going Back to Jail

Creationist Kent Hovind will spend 30 days in jail after being found guilty of domestic abuse of his former girlfriend. It’s not his first time in jail. It’s not the first allegation of abuse. It’s also…

24 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
Friendly Atheist by Hemant Mehta
Say hello to the new BLANK

Nearly four years ago, I quit my job over email on a Sunday. Mostly, I was dissatisfied but also, I knew I wanted to do something else. Six months of prerequisite soul searching and somewhat chaotic freelancing…

24 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
thinking out loud by Nikita Walia
La Settimana del 24 Settembre 2021

Sul vial Vardemo, mi e mia fia, le ombre su la giarina: pice ombre de 'na tinta tra rosa e zelestina. Vardemo in suso; e un Oh! ela la fa contenta. Vignude apena fora ghe xe le foietine sui rami, averte…

24 Sep 2021
La Settimana by Desi Alessandrini
Gourmets and Grimaces

I usually shy away from make sweeping generalizations, but in this case I don’t think I risk any offense by saying: Japanese people are incredibly expressive when reacting to food. Turn on the TV at any…

24 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
大 BIG 丈 HUSBAND 夫 by Mike Fu
The Biometric State

The Term “Biomedical State” - and other similars - is one I’ve been hearing in the echo chambers I frequent. It’s catchy, isn’t it? A great way to describe a brave new world. The quick may think this is…

23 Sep 2021 • 10 min read
Luþemplær's Troþfǽhþe by Luth Knight
#188 - The meaning of a ring.

夏目漱石『それから』 三千代はこごんで帯の間から小さな時計を出した。代助が真珠の指輪をこの女に贈ものにする時、平岡はこの時計を妻に買って遣ったのである。 Vocabulary: 夏目漱石 なつめそうせき Natsume Soseki (author, 1867-1916) こごむ          to lean forward 真珠   しんじゅ    pearl 指輪   ゆびわ     ring…

23 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
Bunsuke’s Newsletter by Bunsuke
INEPTOCRACY CHRONICLES – American Medical Association Instructs Doctors to Deceive

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola September 23, 2021 https://www.bitchute.com/embed/E8LYgXKJGJvP/ STORY AT-A-GLANCE · The Winter 2021 “AMA COVID-19 Guide: Background/Messaging on Vaccines, Vaccine Clinical…

23 Sep 2021 • 9 min read
Ineptocracy Chronicles by Ronald Joseph Whipple
How the Hass Avocado Took Over the World

Hass avocado with oil and vinegar. Photo: Blair Mastbaum Every Hass avocado tree on earth — all ten million plus of them — are descendants of the Hass Mother Tree at 430 West Road, La Habra Heights, California…

23 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
Aloha Crisp by Blair Mastbaum