From Spontaneous Generations, a special issue on Science and Public Controversy. The statistical error that just keeps on coming: The same statistical errors — namely, ignoring the "difference in differences" — are appearing throughout the most prestigious journals in neuroscience. Carlo Rovelli on science as perpetual revolution, from its earliest beginnings to quantum gravity. Steven Weinberg on symmetry, a "key to Nature’s secrets". The first chapter from Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science by Michael Nielsen. The dangers of cherry-picking evidence: It's one thing to produce a bias-free experiment — but the second, crucial stage is to synthesise the evidence fairly. How science can become more creepy: It turns out the problem with science is that there aren’t enough theories involving prehistoric narcissistic psychopathic art mollusks. Why scientific progress sometimes goes boink: An excerpt from Lisa Randall's Knocking on Heaven’s Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World (and more and more and more). The new Einsteins will be scientists who share: From cancer to cosmology, researchers could race ahead by working together — online and in the open. With his new book The Magic of Reality, Richard Dawkins wants to introduce children to the wonders of science. What eight years of writing the Bad Science column has taught Ben Goldacre.


Jordan J. Paust (Houston): Permissible Self-Defense Targeting and the Death of Bin Laden. The weariness of men and nations: Jean Monnet wanted both supranational institutions and the nation state — his famous method could help tackle the current crisis. From The New York Observer, Sigmund says: Analysts expand their horizon by going beyond Father Freud; and Mr. and Mrs. Shrink: Therapists in relationships with other therapists are maddeningly healthy. Using debt to crush democracy: Michael Hudson on how financiers are waging warfare against nations. Handwriting, an elegy: As more and more of our words are tapped out on keyboards, Ann Wroe celebrates a dying art. The Canadian magazine Adbusters sparked the Occupy Wall Street movement — it also has a weakness for Israel-bashing conspiracy theories. Conservative Frank Luntz has set a trap for progressives — here's how to outsmart him and boost the Occupy Movement. The first chapter from Creating Wine: The Emergence of a World Industry, 1840-1914 by James Simpson. The fallacy of the open mike: David Rovics on the cultural one-percent. The politics of TV: What Democrats and Republicans watch. What kind of society, exactly, do modern Republicans want? Robert Reich on the rebirth of Social Darwinism. The fanatics of the center: Advocates of the evenhanded middle ignore the fact that compromising with Republicans only moves politics to the right.


Robert L. Tsai (American): Aryans, Gender, and American Politics. High Country Extremism: A special series on the recent influx of white supremacists and Patriot group members to the town of Kalispell, Montana, which has made the region the hottest flash point of right-wing extremism in the country (and part 2 and part 3 and part 4). From The Occidental Quarterly, Kevin MacDonald on libertarianism and White racial nationalism; and Matt Parrorr on cranks and credibility. An interview with Richard Lynn, a key reference in the literature about human biodiversity. A startling number of white-power candidates are seeking public office; Eve Conant reports on their under-the-radar strategy and David Duke’s White House flirtation (and more). Jack Kerwick on liberty from an intergalactic perspective. "Sovereign" President: Tim Turner says his "Republic for the united States" is all about peaceful change, but recent events have authorities worried. A review of The Rise of the Ku Klux Klan: Right-Wing Movements and National Politics by Rory McVeigh. Youth for Western Civilization, a student group, has grown in its first years of existence, stirring controversy at campuses across the country. Yes Virginia [Dare], there is a “Cultural Marxism”. In a world where things aren't so black and white, any group formed exclusively for white people will almost certainly not last. A review of A Life in the Political Wilderness by Welf Herfurth. Race transformations are becoming easier to perform and surprisingly, white supremacists aren’t jumping for joy. Alex Kurtagic on how White preservationism is dead.

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