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The Dystopian Promise of the Fidget Spinner

The Dystopian Promise of the Fidget Spinner
2 months ago

The Dystopian Promise of the Fidget Spinner

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“People today who still have time for boredom and yet are not bored are certainly just as boring as those who never get around to being bored,” pronounced the social …
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Nationalism in American Science Advocacy
2 months ago

Nationalism in American Science Advocacy

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Badly shaken by the Trump administration’s disregard for established research findings, particularly those pertaining to climate, environment and health, many US scientists have mobilized to defend science. Scientific societies as …
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Elections, Popular Pressure, and Inertia
2 months ago

Elections, Popular Pressure, and Inertia

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Yannis Varoufakis opens his Adults in the Room with a report on how, on 16 April 2015, in a dark corner of a DC hotel bar, Larry Summers told him: …
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Why Thoreau Is Still Alive at 200
3 months ago

Why Thoreau Is Still Alive at 200

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This year the world celebrates the bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau’s birth in Concord, Massachusetts, in 1817. Thoreau was a writer, a philosopher and one of the first naturalists to …
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Who’s Afraid of the Postfactual?
3 months ago

Who’s Afraid of the Postfactual?

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Kellyanne Conway, the advisor to President Donald Trump, must be credited for having coined a new philosophical concept: that of “alternative facts”. When confronted with the episode in which White …
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