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The cuddy · 3d ago

Inflation, explanation, statistics

Originally posted on Rturpin's Blog: Sabine Hossenfelder criticizes the physics just-so story that cosmic inflation explains why spacetime is near flat today. If you’re not that interested i...
The cuddy · 3d ago

Inflation, explanation, statistics

Sabine Hossenfelder criticizes the physics just-so story that cosmic inflation explains why spacetime is near flat today. If you’re not that interested in physics, you might not care much ab...
The cuddy · 4d ago

The monster in their bed

Andrew Sullivan, who really is a Burkean conservative, explains why that repels him from the reactionary impulse he sees both in Trump and behind Brexit. “The right in Britain and America is...
The cuddy · 5d ago

Closed America

The Atlantic worries about midwestern universities losing their competitiveness and research dollars to better-endowed schools that are also not hampered by midwestern state politics. Canada...
The cuddy · 6d ago

Boys need their nights out!

A research psychologist at Oxford says that men, for their health, require two nights out each week drinking with their bros. Yes, guys, there is a real cite you can show your wife. Be forew...
The cuddy · 1w ago

Ireland less Catholic

Ireland is becoming less Catholic, and is following the rest of west Europe in the rise of the nones. Neil Carter explains why it so often are those who take their familial religion at face ...
The cuddy · 1W ago

Hefner, et al

Last year, Susan Braudy recounted her difficulties in reporting on feminism for Playboy in 1969. It now is one of the better retrospectives of Hefner, with the advantage that it was publishe...
The cuddy · 1W ago

The brain, lymph, and Congress

Human anatomy still has the capacity to surprise. NIH researchers have imaged lymphatic vessels on the dura mater. (Cite.) Trump wanted to slash the NIH budget. Congress did otherwise. That ...
The cuddy · 1W ago

A common hypocrisy

It is easy to oppose abortion, as a matter of personal morality or also politically, until face-to-face with an unwanted pregnancy. Then, that very personal liberty matters in a way it never...
The cuddy · 1W ago

Not dead yet

It’s a bit optimistic to say that Richard Thaler, and all the other behavioral economists combined, have killed homo economicus. The goal is good. It needs killing. Economists and policy mak...