Stanley Milgram’s studies endure not because they clarify our capacity for evil, but because his work doesn’t prove what he claimed it does... Psychology of Experiments
Art and the Third Reich. Why did artists cooperate with the regime? Their motivation came down to – what else? – self-interest and ego... Strangerst Bedfellows
What’s wrong with public intellectuals? Their underestimation of the public, which is, in fact, no less smart or striving than they are... What is Right with the Public
Crows Understand Analogies Scientific American and The desire for right stuff
NASA study predicts decades-long droughts to hit west UPI
US ‘at risk of mega-drought future’ BBC (David L). Note that the Anasazi were an advanced civilization in Chaco Canyon, NM, by 1200-1300 standard. The end game of the drought included cannibalism.
Twelve ways the world could end Financial Times (David L). Look at the odds they assign…
Chasing ghosts: Where is China’s next wave of empty ‘new towns’? South China Morning Post
Oceans choke as plastic waste pours in at 8m tonnes a year Financial Times
Brazil faces water disaster; scientists warned it was coming UPI Antipodeans are not taking any notice - Melbourne is more dense than Hong Kong and Sydney skies are peppered with cranes. Ostrich and the golden sand do go together.