Archives for May, 2007
Biologist Lewis Wolpert talks about memes:
Let’s leave aside decency and morality and try to forget that Romney eliminated funding for a gay teen suicide hotline to curry favor with the theopolitical Right. Let’s not plumb the dark, foul abyss that is Mitt Romney’s soul. Let’s not ask how morally decrepit one would have to be to attempt to gain political…
As regular readers of this blog* know, I’m not particularly fond of the ‘progressive’ netroots, largely because I don’t know what they stand for, and what little I do know doesn’t strike me as particularly compelling. Over at MaxSpeak, there’s an excellent take on the netroots, which includes some points I hadn’t considered. Let’s turn…
And by “it”, I don’t mean the good stuff. Harvard dean Theda Skocpol has announced a new initiative to improve undergraduate teaching at Harvard. I’ll believe it when I see it–which means it will never happen. Here’s why.
By way of Oliver Willis, I stumbled across these outtakes from the movie Flock of Dodos. I will never stop being amazed by the disingenuousness of the ID movement:
Well, that isn’t what Ezra Klein titled his post about blogospheric venom, but he should have. Klein writes (italics mine):