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Science or Politics? — a short story

July 29, 2018


Science is a process of discovery, not an end state, and its consensus of the moment should not be enshrined in the law and imposed at gunpoint. — Jeffrey Tucker “These small animals cannot get past a thirty-foot-tall barrier. It interferes with their ability to move about. And because of climate change — which we […]

Smarter Than We Look, Part 2

October 8, 2012


[“Smarter than We Look” part 1 is here] Once again, scientists have found a way to demonstrate that humans are irrational. (They do seem to enjoy proving that, don’t they?) Except the irrational humans aren’t the ones the scientists point to. What they did was give rhesus monkeys a choice between (1) a nice piece […]