When people don't fully understand a particular branch of science or scientific inquiry (which we imagine must be most non-scientists), "following the science" comes down to making an informed leap of faith. There is nothing wrong with that. Leaps of faith are necessary on a daily basis in every part of life. Without them, we... Continue Reading →
Consider this hypothetical. You’re standing in your kitchen, cutting slices of cheese with a razor-sharp carving knife. You realize there are such things as cheese knives, but you don’t have one. For those readers currently languishing in suburban opulence, who can’t imagine someone not owning a cheese knife, I’m here to tell you such people... Continue Reading →
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My latest on Splice Today . . .
Solving climate change one slick magazine at a time.
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The follow-up on Jeffery Epstein that I didn’t want to write . . .
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Tiredness, Truth, and Mockery: the American Way
Today, I wonder whether I should re-think some of my ultra-liberal biases and attendant leftist news consumption. This is good. But, man, I'm beat. The alt-right (and the radical religious right) to me seems like a uniquely American expression of deep stupidity but, of course, I would say that. Look at my demographic: college educated,... Continue Reading →
Fatal Vision: the Precipitous Exile of James Comey
Trump thinks he has eliminated the problem. || Michael Davis Source: Fatal Vision: the Precipitous Exile of James Comey