Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Media Dragons Behaving Badly

There is a new paper by Papageorge, Ronda, and Zheng, with a very interesting thesis, namely that preparing rowdies for better schooling results may not help their long-term prospects in life...

It's been said – that the history of philosophy is a “series of footnotes to Plato.” Funny. And completely wrong... Slavic Sayings in Latin

Babylonians, shamans, monks, farmers, patriots, industrialists: Brewers are an ancient and odd bunch. Every beer tells a story... Plzenske

Fotografer of real note ...

Rebel from my folkloric childhooooood Karel Plicka

Sex and scandal in 18th-century Dublin. Laetitia Pilkington’s path to literary fame ran through debtor’s prison and a minefield of vicious gossip... Irish Slaves

This is a fascinating Scott Alexander take on tribalism and how political issues are framed, starting with Ebola.  As Robin  and NGOs should be lauded for highlighting. Global warming shows that Republicans are science denialists and probably all creationists.