Predisposed: Liberals, Conservatives, and the Biology of Political Differences by John Hibbing, Kevin Smith, and John Alford. If a conservative is a person who clings to what is, who resists change and […]
Can A Disgusting Smell Turn You Conservative And Against Gay “Marriage”?
Can sniffing a sticky stained organic tote bag that has seen one too many trips to Whole Foods turn you into the kind of activist that haunts street corners and says, “Excuse […]
The Boston Globe’s Failed Assassination Of Willie Soon
Christopher Rowland, the Washington Bureau Chief for the Boston Globe, is not a child molester. The Boston Globe has covered child molestation stories, suspiciously at times when Rowland was with the paper. […]
Genetic Engineering To Create New Super Moral Race: Savulescu Strikes Again
On the road, so here is a classic post from not too long ago. The appalling Julian Savulescu1 is back, this time staining the pages of the British edition of Reader’s Digest2 […]
Every Family Has Children Until They Have A Boy: Probability Stumper
Reader Bryan Davies quoted a poser from Math Overflow (have we heard of that?) which read: In a country in which people only want boys every family continues to have children until […]
Global Warming To Cause New Crisis. What Will It Be?
Seems the Arctic ice sheet has refused to do what it was told by computer models. The models “conservatively” insisted the ice would be gone entirely by 2013, yet the darn stuff […]
Inbox I’m several hundred emails behind. This weekend, always the slowest of the year, allowed me to catch up some. I appreciate very much all the missives and apologize if everybody doesn’t […]
Selling Fear Is A Risky—And Profitable—Business: Part I
Not a trick question: what’s the difference between a risk of one in ten million and one of two in ten million? The official answer is “Not much.” Though I would also […]