Sunday, September 13, 2015
1. The art and science of 1815's world-shaking Tambora eruption.
2. Two philosophers' views on the point of college.
3. Timothy Snyder's Black Earth provides new insights into the Holocaust.
4. Megan Guess' take after watching the entire run of Star Trek: The Original Series for the first time.
5. Remarkably awful South Korean pop music.
6. Jonathan Haidt summarizes two sociologists' recent, critical analysis of our microaggression culture.
7. Richard Chappell critiques recent heavy-handed critiques of the effective altruism movement. (There sure seem to be a lot of fans of ineffective altruism out there. Or status-seeking contrarians.)
8. Louis C. K. on how he learned to improve as a comedian--by following the example set by George Carlin. (Relevant to anyone who wants to get really good at anything.)
9. Procrastination is associated with impulsiveness, not with perfectionism or even with anxiety per se.
10. Twiki says "L'chaim."
11. The disturbing tactics of anti-GMO agitators.
12. How to be a good professor.
13. A Purdue instructor's thought-provoking essay on the current state of higher ed.
14. Highly accomplished scientists are more likely to be artistic than average scientists.
15. Liverpool's lost tunnels.