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Swamped in advertising but economy still failing

At some point, when the noise to gain ratio is so heavily on the noise side of the scale, for us fallible humans, gain discernment becomes impossible.

Crowdism in the wild

An amusing little tidbit came our way today from those who study horrible things and report back to us so we, from our armchairs, can pronounce judgment and then go back to feeling smugly detached: Anger is more likely among the young, those with children at home, and the less educated, a new study finds….

The biological basis of race

I know, I know… if you want to be one of the popular kids, you insist that everyone is equal, we all want the same things, and we all have inalienable rights and we’re all OK. If you’re a realist, you know that people are different, have different abilities, and some are born bad and…

Vote for a symbol, find reality more complex

President-elect Barack Obama, who vowed during his campaign that lobbyists “won’t find a job in my White House,” said through a spokesman yesterday that he would allow lobbyists on his transition team as long as they work on issues unrelated to their earlier jobs. Obama’s transition chief laid out ethics rules – which also bar…

Majority of bloggers clueless

I had higher hopes for this article, but: The majority of people starting up a blog have absolutely no idea how to use the content management systems that allow them to update their site, a fake new study has found. RiverScrap More likely: The majority of people who are currently blogging have never served in…

How does the universe organize itself?

From the comments to a post on the same topic: -Compare differences.-Branch on difference.-Induce variation.-Enact conflict that removes incompatibilities. **** A few thoughts for your list. a) Fermionic particles (=”everyday matter”) behave exclusively, thus they repel identical energy quantifications.b) Weak nuclear force makes the primal quark generations to degenerate into electrons, protons and neutrons.c) Fermions…

The Dialectic of Good and Evil Creates Meta-Good

“What was at stake was nothing less than the meaning of existence, the understanding of why things are as they are. The choice was clear: either the universe is ultimately an arbitrary product, the effect of an indifferent will guided by no objective values and subject to no independent canons of reason or goodness; or…

Stop making excuses

Malcolm Gladwell, the genetic freak of nature who brought us the clear and intelligent The Tipping Point, has now brought us excuses: “People don’t rise from nothing,” he writes. “They are invariably the beneficiaries of hidden advantages and extraordinary opportunities and cultural legacies that allow them to learn and work hard and make sense of…

While you were bloviating over "Hope" and "Change," here is the future of government

Technology always increases our ability to control each other. There are setbacks, but until we learn to cooperate, control will be in demand and our ability to do it will march steadily forward. The students’ data is but a bubble in a vast sea of digital information being recorded by an ever thicker web of…

Obama election causes surge in white nationalism

At least four books and dictionaries have defined Stormfront as the Internet’s first “hate” site dating back to 1995. Stormfront’s site link on a Google search comes with this description: “Racialist discussion board for pro-White activists and anyone else interested in White survival.” Barack Obama’s election has helped drive up Stormfront traffic to record levels,…

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