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  1. Vaccine Opposition, an Origin Story

    Science saves, plain and simple. Science saves time, science saves energy, and above all, science saves lives. Scientific advancements have led to a vast array of efficiencies, improvements in energy production...Learn More
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  2. We really need to talk about why the media likes to sanitize bigots and bigotry

    America has a race problem. The media has an even deeper issue with bigotry and the bigots they cowardly protect. You would think that having a White president, who proudly identifies as a White nationalist, wo...Learn More
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  3. Those jobs are gone forever. Let’s gear up for what’s next.

    And robots aren’t just boosting productivity in rich countries like the US. They’re starting to affect countries like China, too. Machines building machines The robots in a Tesla factory move around so fast t...Learn More
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  4. The Corruption of Power

    The Corruption of Power Years later, Robert Penn Warren’s writing still speaks to the decay of political systems Image courtesy of mrderofcrows.wordpress.com It is Willie Stark, the populist politician in Ro...Learn More
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  5. Why Do So Many Americans Believe Trump’s Lies?

    Photo by Capturing the human heart, courtesy of Unsplash Even after the U.S. electoral college made it official that Joe Biden is the President-elect, many Americans continue to believe that Democrats stole th...Learn More
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  6. A Light at the End of the Covid Tunnel

    Hang in there, Covid-19 vaccines are coming soon. (Image credit: Tama66 via pixabay) We’ve learned a lot since I last wrote about Covid-19 in May. Wear a mask. They work. There is no excuse, there is no debat...Learn More
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  7. 22. Revisiting the Slowdown, and the end of the Great Acceleration

    In his book How Democracy Ends, David Runciman also dwells on Japan. This is partly because the American political scientist Francis Fukuyama did so, in his hugely influential The End of History and the Last Ma...Learn More
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  8. The Most Important Race in Tech

    The difference between classical and quantum computers can be represented by Google’s claim to quantum supremacy in 2019. To achieve this claim of quantum supremacy, one of Google’s 53 qubit quantum computers (...Learn More
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  9. Forget Science; This is COVID-19 We’re Dealing With!

    Forget Science; This is COVID-19 We’re Dealing With! How public health policy threw science under the bus in response to the novel coronavirus. Ignoring Years Lost and Quality of Life Lost While raw mortalit...Learn More
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  10. Why Taoism’s Best Idea & Our Most Radical Environmental Restoration Plans Are Made For Each Other

    Photo by Owain McGuire on Unsplash. Lion Sands Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa The gentlest thing in the world overcomes the hardest thing in the world. That which has no substance enters where there...Learn More
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  11. Trump Administration Admits They Can’t Control the Pandemic

    Trump Administration Admits They Can’t Control the Pandemic The president needs a vaccine to bail out his incompetence. America, your long national nightmare isn’t quite over. Not yet. White House Chief of St...Learn More
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  12. E Pluribus Unum

    E Pluribus Unum On John Dos Passos’s U.S.A. John Dos Passos’s trilogy U.S.A. — comprising The 42nd Parallel (1930), 1919 (1932), and The Big Money (1936) — stands today like an unvisited historical monument i...Learn More
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