Archive for October, 2016

Religious and supernatural belief linked with poor understanding of the physical world — Research Digest

October 25, 2016

Religious and supernatural belief correlate with poor understanding of the physical world, according to a new study. But Alex Fradera is unconvinced.

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To Hell in a Handbasket — Quirk

October 24, 2016

2016: It’s 500th anniversary of the death Hieronymus Bosch, and his little home town of ‘s-Hertogenbosch called all of his paintings and drawings to come on home. (Travel partner, Hannah Verlin, of Ossuary trip fame, drinking in the fact that we have arrived in Bosch’s hometown!) You’re not the only one who can’t pronounce ‘s-Hertogenbosch–and […]

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Rohith Vemula: A student’s mourn — Student Journalist Council

October 23, 2016

India is a country where we proclaim we are independent but actually we are not. At least, the Indian education system is not fully independent. At every point of time, it is always influenced by some sort of non-educational factors. One such factor that influences the Indian education system is the politics of India. […]

via Rohith Vemula: A student’s mourn — Student Journalist Council

Representative Democracy, Populism and Technocracy — thecurrentmoment

October 21, 2016

On TCM and elsewhere, we often use the terms “technocracy”, “populism”, and “(representative) democracy”, without necessarily explaining what these terms mean. It’s worth clarifying them now because it helps clarify the problematic nature of calls to invoke Article 50 immediately. In short, it is a populist demand that threatens to dissolve a democratic moment into […]

via Representative Democracy, Populism and Technocracy — thecurrentmoment

Miri Regev’s Culture War by RUTH MARGALIT — Businesses in USA

October 20, 2016

By RUTH MARGALIT The Israeli minister of culture and sports wants nothing less than an overthrow of the nation’s elite. Published: October 20, 2016 at 05:30AM from NYT Magazine http://ift.tt/2eaw3yu

via Miri Regev’s Culture War by RUTH MARGALIT — Businesses in USA

Someone turned Trump’s ‘nasty woman’ line into a way to help Hillary Clinton

October 20, 2016

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Someone turned Trump’s ‘nasty woman’ line into a way to help Hillary Clinton

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Someone turned Trump’s ‘nasty woman’ line into a way to help Hillary Clinton

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Nasty women get sh*t done — the internet said so.

After the final presidential debate, Twitter user @thecultureofme confessed to buying the world’s most delightful domain name, NastyWomenGetShitDone.com, then configuring the page to redirect to Hillary Clinton’s official website.

This came after Donald Trump called Clinton a “nasty woman” onstage while she discussed taxes — a quip the internet did not necessarily appreciate.

There were rumors the Clinton campaign snatched up the domain for itself, but Clinton spokesperson Tyrone Gayle…

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Will The DOJ And/ Or The SEC Take Action Against Wells Fargo’s Top Executives? — Gronda Morin

October 20, 2016

On 9/20/16, the Wells Fargo CEO, John Stumpf testified before the U.S. congress where he was aggressively questioned by U.S. senators from both sides of the aisle about the millions of bank accounts opened without the consumers’ knowledge or prior approval. It has been alleged that the financial service representatives were under such intense pressure to cross […]

via Will The DOJ And/ Or The SEC Take Action Against Wells Fargo’s Top Executives? — Gronda Morin

Surviving Charlie Hebdo journalist: ‘I don’t have the right to be silent’ — Women in the World in Association with The New York Times – WITW

October 20, 2016

Zineb El Rhazoui was 1,500 miles away, on vacation in Morocco, when gunmen forced their […]

via Surviving Charlie Hebdo journalist: ‘I don’t have the right to be silent’ — Women in the World in Association with The New York Times – WITW

The anti-Semitism of UNESCO — Why Evolution Is True

October 20, 2016

The Temple Mount in Jerusalem contains at once some of the holiest sites of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Besides being the historical site of the Jewish Second Temple (Herod’s Temple) and possibly other temples (confirmed by archaeological evidence), and the Western (“Wailing”) Wall, it’s reputed to contain the stone on which Abraham almost sacrificed Isaac. […]

via The anti-Semitism of UNESCO — Why Evolution Is True

Cave of Echoes — Benjamin John Peters

October 18, 2016

Other Peoples’ Myths is an examination of myths, classics, and rituals and the various ways they are related to each other and to life. It is also a meditation on the other and the reflection that one sees when gazing upon the other. In an age where we are trapped within language and the horizons […]

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