Archive for ‘Humanism’

October 21, 2017

How Social Media Endangers Knowledge

Social networks train us to focus on images and emotions, sapping the quest for knowledge.

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October 21, 2017

Equifax Deserves the Corporate Death Penalty

Opinion: The company had one job, and it failed. It deserves to be dissolved.

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October 20, 2017

Computing the Probability of God

Wouldn’t it be great to find a simple equation that computes the likelihood of the God claim? One author claims to have just such an equation and (surprise!) has concluded that God is indeed likely.

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October 20, 2017

I Let My Husband Rape Me, and Here’s Why…

I’ve spent the last few weeks wondering if I should own this story or if I’ve said too much, but I think it’s time we have a very open and honest discussion about domestic […]

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September 25, 2017

The Banned Japanese Feminist Magazine That Showed You How to Leave Your Husband

“Bluestockings” was the “Sassy” for young women of Meiji-era Japan.

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September 17, 2017

Study into fluid dynamics of cats wins big at 2017 Ig Nobel Prize

From the brain’s responses to cheese aversion to the fluid dynamics of cats, WIRED picks its favourite Ig Nobel Prize winners for 2017

Source: Study into fluid dynamics of cats wins big at 2017 Ig Nobel Prize

September 7, 2017

An Illustrated Guide to Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, 60 Years Later

On the 60th anniversary of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, we’re taking an illustrated look back at its major players, from Allen Ginsberg to Neal Cassady.

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September 7, 2017

When the Racist Is Someone You Know and Love

“Don’t worry, pretty lady. I’ll make sure to use a good, strong lock to keep the niggers out.”

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September 6, 2017

How Dick Gregory Forced The FBI To Find The Bodies Of Three Slain Civil Rights Workers

The real story of how Dick Gregory helped find the bodies of three slain Civil Rights workers killed during Freedom Summer.

Source: How Dick Gregory Forced The FBI To Find The Bodies Of Three Slain Civil Rights Workers

September 5, 2017

This Exhibition Traces the History of Lynching in America

At the Brooklyn Museum, the Equal Justice Initiative examines the path of racial terror in America and its continuing legacy.

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