Weekend Edition: 2-14

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

  • Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science? (“‘We’re all in high school. We’ve never left high school… People still have a need to fit in, and that need to fit in is so strong that local values and local opinions are always trumping science.'”)
  • The House That Jon Stewart Built (“The idea that what Jon Stewart and his team did was journalism always rankled some journalists, but that’s exactly what it was. At its most fundamental level, the purpose of journalism in a democracy is to build a more informed citizenry. For many Americans, especially younger ones, Stewart fulfilled that task.”)

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Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

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