This reminds me of some articles I read back in school about epistemology. The mouseover text on this one is particularly illuminating.

xkcd: Debugger

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I’m not sharing this because of the topic or the author’s point of view. Instead, he made a fascinating observation: “How much free speech do we have? It depends on the medium. Maybe the sequence from less to more censored is: 1. Conversation. 2. Email and other private writing. 3. Blog post. 4. Poorly‐written book. 5. Article in minor magazine. 6. Well‐written book. 7. Article in prestigious magazine. 8. Textbook. From one step to the next (e.g., from conversation to email), views become less diverse.” I am not sure I buy the middle points of his continuum (although maybe he means by “well‐written book” something more like “controversial book written by someone otherwise culturally respectable”).

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When the figures were published the extraordinary lack of data underlying the blade of the Yamal hockey stick caused a minor sensation. In fact the high point at the end of the graph was shown to have…

Sometimes it feels like this trying to get a meeting with a student. 😉

Dilbert comic strip for 01/22/2013 from the official Dilbert comic strips archive.

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This is a very interesting analysis of Citizens United. 

AsABlackMan comments on I’m Congressman Jim McGovern, and I just introduced two constitutional amendments to overturn Citizens United, get the money out of politics, and restore “We, the people.”

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This is well‐put. For positive Christian perspectives on free markets, google Robert Sirico and Jay Richards.

Chief Rabbi Sacks on Comparative Advantage

In this short video, Jonathan Sacks, the Chief Rabbi for the British Orthodox synagogues, explains how the “beautiful idea” of comparative advantage promotes peace, cooperation and tolerance among all…

This story made me chortle —  Judge: “You took the Lord’s money.… ‘Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord,’ but every now and then I think the judicial system has to contribute what it can.”  

Supreme Court Denies Church Robbers’ Appeal of ‘Vengeance Is Mine’ Judge: Judge:

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