It’s important to know your history. Portland, Oregon, was and is a racist place. Same goes for Eugene.
A helpful reflection on aging from a former Hutsman.
These young scientists are pretty amazing.
A few interesting ideas for education reform.
A long read on Gary Johnson’s strategy – pretty interesting idea!
Dang it, President Obama, isn’t it enough to just do an awesome job at being President? Do you also have to publish a peer-reviewed paper in JAMA about the effects of the Affordable Care Act? Oh? You do? Okay, well, carry on then, sir.
Steven Pinker says that we fear the Singularity because we are misogynists.
An awesome and entertaining read on sexism on the Internet (and other places).
Getting a (tenure-track) job is harder than it used to be.
A positive response to bigotry in Natick. Nice job, Natick!
The private prison industry is interesting and horrible for many reasons. Here are tens of thousands of words explaining why. Plus, videos!
Oops, I have to do more work, I will add more links later.
Apparently reason.com is a Libertarian website. campusreform.org is a Conservative website. They were pretty happy to point out that the Bias Response Team at the U of O is is now subject to an internal review, which is of course far less of a surprise twist than they paint it to be. It’s probably more important to think and talk about how the U of O and Eugene and Oregon used to be centers of activity for the KKK.
Many lichens are actually three symbiotic species.
Does an affinity for “nature” or “wilderness” come along with an aversion to people? For John Muir, in some ways, yes.
Our reliance on the Internet for impartial information delivery is problematic. I have definitely been feeling that recently – my news feed is bimodal. This is part of why Trump supporters think he’s going to win. Oh wait! Don’t read too much about Trump, that’s an important rule. Instead, read this amazing Donald and Hobbes mashup.
President Barack Obama wrote an excellent and personal essay on why he is a feminist, and what that means to him.
I am not a parent (yet), so of course I feel qualified to say that many parenting techniques are obviously and demonstrably terrible.
For fans, a fun interview with Patrick Rothfuss. Take your time, sir!
Finally, remember that biology is the most amazing thing.