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Who Will Debunk The Debunkers? | FiveThirtyEight

June 28th, 2016 No comments

In 2012, network scientist and data theorist Samuel Arbesman published a disturbing thesis: What we think of as established knowledge decays over time. According to his book “The Half-Life of Facts…

Source: Who Will Debunk The Debunkers? | FiveThirtyEight

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Did Charles Darwin ‘borrow’ the theory of natural selection? – Telegraph

June 28th, 2016 No comments

Charles Darwin may have drawn on the work of a Scottish fruit farmer, according to analysis by a criminology expert

Source: Did Charles Darwin ‘borrow’ the theory of natural selection? – Telegraph

Categories: Evolution, Science, Uncategorized Tags:

Matthew’s letter of 7 April « PMP

June 28th, 2016 No comments
Categories: Biology, Evolution, Uncategorized Tags:

Marijuana use among Colorado teenagers dips below national average

June 21st, 2016 No comments
Categories: Cannabis, Drug Policy, Drug War Tags:

We’ve Lost

June 20th, 2016 No comments

Source: We’ve Lost

Categories: Politics, USA! USA! USA! Tags:

New Report Blasts DEA For Spending 4 Decades Obstructing Marijuana Science

June 20th, 2016 No comments

The Drug Enforcement Administration has been impeding and ignoring the science on marijuana and other drugs for more than four decades,

Source: New Report Blasts DEA For Spending 4 Decades Obstructing Marijuana Science

No, there’s no “hate speech” exception to the First Amendment – The Washington Post

June 19th, 2016 No comments

Asking “is this free speech or is it hate speech?” is like asking “is this free speech or is it rude speech?” or “is this free speech or is it evil speech?”

Source: No, there’s no “hate speech” exception to the First Amendment – The Washington Post

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How To Spot And Critique Censorship Tropes In The Media’s Coverage Of Free Speech Controversies | Popehat

June 14th, 2016 No comments

American journalists and pundits rely upon vigorous free speech, but are not reliable supporters of it. They both instruct and reflect their fickle audience. It’s easy to spot overt calls for…

Source: How To Spot And Critique Censorship Tropes In The Media’s Coverage Of Free Speech Controversies | Popehat

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Hello! You’ve Been Referred Here Because You’re Wrong About The First Amendment. | Popehat

June 14th, 2016 No comments

Welcome! Someone has referred you to this post because you’ve said something quite wrong about the First Amendment. I apologize for this impersonal approach to your mistake. I would prefer to…

Source: Hello! You’ve Been Referred Here Because You’re Wrong About The First Amendment. | Popehat

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Restaurant Review: Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar in Times Square – The New York Times

June 13th, 2016 No comments
Categories: Food Tags: