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A Conversation With Richard Rodriguez: Will The World End With A Prayer?

A Conversation With Richard Rodriguez: Will The World End With A Prayer? | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
The most striking aspect of Richard Rodriguez's latest book, Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography, was its attempt to understand 9/11 in an empathetic way. His response to that atrocity was to draw c...
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“Yes, I’m Afraid These Are All Terrifying Abysses”

“Yes, I’m Afraid These Are All Terrifying Abysses” | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
Whenever I read the work of the late German writer W.G. Sebald, I get distracted here and there by a preoccupation with the fact that he worked for most of his life as an academic. Probably this is because I’ve spent many of my years in a similar environment, and...
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On the Edge: Drop the nature-nurture debate

On the Edge: Drop the nature-nurture debate | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
From the Edge symposium, the distinctions between what's learned and what's innate may look natural, but they're no longer scientifically useful.
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Does Evolution Evolve Under Pressure? - Wired Science

Does Evolution Evolve Under Pressure? - Wired Science | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
Bacteria, yeast and other organisms that are under stress undergo more frequent mutations, which might be an evolutionary mechanism to help them cope with changing environments.
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WHAT SCIENTIFIC IDEA IS READY FOR RETIREMENT? | Edge.org

WHAT SCIENTIFIC IDEA IS READY FOR RETIREMENT? | Edge.org | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
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40 more maps that explain the world

40 more maps that explain the world | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
I've searched wide and far for maps that can reveal and surprise and inform in ways that the daily headlines might not.
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Why the Nate Silvers of the World Don't Know Everything | Wired Business | Wired.com

Why the Nate Silvers of the World Don't Know Everything | Wired Business | Wired.com | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
The reason the number-loving quants win is they're almost always right. But what happens after they win is not always the data-driven paradise they and their boosters expect.
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Massimo Pigliucci – On consilience

Massimo Pigliucci – On consilience | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
For decades the sciences and the humanities have fought for knowledge supremacy. Both sides are wrong-headed
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CONVERSABLE ECONOMIST: A Good Comfortable Road Until Compelled to Believe Otherwise

CONVERSABLE ECONOMIST: A Good Comfortable Road Until Compelled to Believe Otherwise | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
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Perfect memory, enhanced vision, an expert golf swing: The future of brain implants

Perfect memory, enhanced vision, an expert golf swing: The future of brain implants | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
How soon can we expect to see brain implants for perfect memory, enhanced vision, hypernormal focus or an expert golf swing? We're closer than you might think.
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What’s the Point If We Can’t Have Fun? | David Graeber | The Baffler

What’s the Point If We Can’t Have Fun? | David Graeber | The Baffler | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
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13 Quotes That Show Why Libertarian Tech Billionaire Peter Thiel Is A Scary Genius

13 Quotes That Show Why Libertarian Tech Billionaire Peter Thiel Is A Scary Genius | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
He's a libertarian. But he has also funded the secretive data-mining company Palantir, which works for the FBI and the CIA.
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California farmers ban together to fight nut rustlers

California farmers ban together to fight nut rustlers | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
The soaring value of California's nut crops is attracting a new breed of thieves who have been making off with the pricey commodities by the truckload, recalling images of cattle rustlers of bygone days.
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Holmes Helps Americans Go To Hell - The Volokh Conspiracy

Holmes Helps Americans Go To Hell - The Volokh Conspiracy | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
The clash between the classical liberalism of the Constitution—which holds that individual rights are primary, and democracy is secondary, and limited by individual rights—and the “wolf’s view” of politics—which...
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CONVERSABLE ECONOMIST: The Moral Significance of Economic Life: Aristotle vs. Locke

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The WELL: Bruce Sterling and Jon Lebkowsky: State of the World 2014

The WELL: Bruce Sterling and Jon Lebkowsky: State of the World 2014
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Rolling Stone's Sad "5 Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For" - Hit & Run : Reason.com

Rolling Stone's Sad "5 Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For" - Hit & Run : Reason.com | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
All of Twitter is a-buzzing like a hummingbird's wings about a new, incredibly stupid article in Rolling Stone by Jesse A. Myerson. Titled "Five Economic
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Thinking about forgiveness and relationships and work and pleasure

Thinking about forgiveness and relationships and work and pleasure | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
They say a dog's not just for Christmas. That's the way I feel about forgiveness. It's something I think about every day, not just at Christmas. It's something I've been thinking about in the conte...
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The Ecuadorian Library — Geek Empire — Medium

The Ecuadorian Library — Geek Empire — Medium | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
Back in distant, halcyon 2010, I was asked to write something about Wikileaks and its Cablegate scandal.
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