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The cuddy · 3d ago

Friends, enemies, and librarians

After a twenty year run, Salt Lake City is losing the Outdoor Retailer show because the Utah congressional delegation wants “to end federal control over millions of acres of public lands in ...
The cuddy · 4d ago

Doctors’ free speech upheld, again

The 11th circuit in full panel overturned, again, a Florida law that banned doctors from asking patients about what guns they own. On obvious 1st amendment grounds. I doubt that is a common ...
The cuddy · 5d ago

Immigrants and Swedish crime

Like Kevin Drum, “Whenever I see writing that carefully avoids providing comparative statistics, my BS detector goes off.” Give me graphs. Meaningful graphs that don’t play tricks and explai...
The cuddy · 6d ago

Barcelona and refugees

Hundreds of thousands of people marched in Barcelona Saturday, because of refugees in Spain. Because of their relative absence. Spain has promised to take in 17,000 refugees, but so far has ...
The cuddy · 1W ago

The rationality of irrationality

A post from the Cultural Cognition Project offers this explanation of why greater education is put to the purpose of rationalizing your tribe’s beliefs: It is in fact perfectly rational at t...
The cuddy · 1W ago

Batteries on the grid

Three battery storage plants are going online in the California electric grid, with the explicit goal of reducing reliance on gas peaker generation. The large problem that has faced sustaina...
The cuddy · 1W ago

Symplectic manifolds and big stones

Before I stepped away from mathematics, I was heading to the study of differential geometry. Which since has become quite popular, and even contentious. Mohamed Abouzad explains the lack of ...
The cuddy · 1W ago

Climate misdirection in the Daily Mail

The Guardian rebuts yet another innumerate article by David Rose. Hot Whopper also jumps into the fray. Wikipedia just banned citations to the Daily Mail due to “its reputation for poor fact...
The cuddy · 1W ago

Optimism, pessimism

John Bogle seems overly optimistic to me when he claims: The fiduciary rule may fade away, but the fiduciary principle is eternal. The next Bernie Madoff is just around the corner. Financial...
The cuddy · 2W ago

Weinberg and atomic clocks

I almost agree with Hossenfelder that what we need on foundational issues is “a little less talk, a little more action.” I wonder, though, if we’re not a bit like a chimpanzee in the cage, t...