DEBATE, PHILOSOPHY, HUMANITY

The Malthusian Worldview

Freisinnige Zeitung at Freedom Today Network: All in all, the Malthusian argument is only the semblance of a scientific theory. Its force stems from something else: It is a worldview.


VIDEO, DEBATE

Unsafe space

Learn Liberty on youtube.com: “Is political correctness why Trump won? Watch the Unsafe Space Tour panel discussion at Harvard University, featuring Steven Pinker, Wendy Kaminer, Robby Soave and Brendan O’Neill. Moderated by Tom Slater (of Spiked Magazine).”


SCIENCE, ENVIRONMENT, ETHICS

Somewhere beyond the sea

Quirin Schiermeier on nature.com: “Investigation finds Swedish scientists committed scientific misconduct. Probe centered on controversial paper that claimed microplastics harmed fish.”


ETHICS, DEMOCRACY, DEBATE, HEALTH

Organic

Stuart Derbyshire on spiked-online.com: “If people don’t sign up it is not because they are lazy, it is because the argument for organ donation is not being won.”


LANGUAGE, SCIENCE, DEBATE

Doubleplusgood

David Millard Haskell on quillette.com: “… beware any person or group that redefines words so that they no longer align with facts, common sense, and common usage.”


ACTIVISM, MEDIA

Comic relief

Syria Untold on globalvoices.org: “Contrary to a common prejudice, comics can help address serious, difficult issues. This form allows, if not requires, the reporter to be part of the story he tells.”


MUSIC, BUSINESS, CULTURE

The Sound of Music

Horace Dediu on asymco.com: “One of the more common statements out of Apple is that ‘Music is very important to us.’ This is one of those easily dismissed Apple platitudes.”


ECONOMICS, MUSIC, FUN

Sounds … interesting

Ro Insider on romania-insider.com: “The musician is crowdfunding on Indiegogo the sum needed to release a jazz album where the music has been recorded with plants used as instruments.”


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