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Social Selection – It’s Not Just About Sex

Tweet from the New Statesman, Michael Brooks writes about Darwin, the Royal Wedding and Social Selection.  It’s an interesting article…. “The world’s fascination with the royal wedding tells us many things. One is that we are still living in Victorian … Continue reading

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$100,000 over two years to leave school, start company

Tweet from The Economist, Schumpeter writes an article on the value of higher education: “Peter Thiel is a man with money and a mission: he is offering 20 students $100,000 scholarships, over two years, to leave school and start a company … Continue reading

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If you really love him, honey, get him out of there!

Tweet  …from Slate, Christopher Hitchens ponders on the upcoming Royal marriage “A hereditary monarch, observed Thomas Paine, is as absurd a proposition as a hereditary doctor or mathematician. But try pointing this out when everybody is seemingly moist with excitement … Continue reading

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Julian Assange, New Statesman/Frontline Club debate

Tweet from the New Statesman….Speaking for the proposition: “This house believes whistleblowers make the world a safer place.” Speakers for the proposition were Julian Assange, editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, Mehdi Hasan, senior editor (politics) of the New Statesman, and Clayton Swisher, … Continue reading

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Big Brother is Watching Your Buying Habits, Big Time

Tweet From the C.B.C.’s Spark, host Nora Young talks to Andrew Gregson about Dynamic Pricing…. “Awhile back, an article in Slate pulled the curtain back on online dynamic pricing. Maybe you’ve heard about it, but it was news -and still … Continue reading

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Padded Tops for Tweenies

Tweet Abercrombie and Fitch have done it again…..sexualizing tweens is not new ground for Abercrombie, which stirred up controversy when it started selling thongs to pint sized customers in 2002. Nina Mandell, staff reporter for the New York Daily News … Continue reading

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Did Jesus have Sparkling Sea-Blue Eyes?

Tweet Yesterday I found two similar, but different articles. One via National Public Radio (NPR), the other from the New York Times (NYT). Both cover religion, or perhaps I should say faith, certainly in one instance, faith is required in … Continue reading

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Acting White – Acting Posh

Tweet Dan McCurry wrote an interesting post in his blog, quoting Harvard Professor Roland Fryer’s research paper ‘Acting White’ . McCurry makes the point that it’s not just about acting white, but also about acting posh and although McCurry’s personal … Continue reading

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