Gary Chartier: “Looks like I’m tentatively confirmed to talk about this book, of all things, on Stossel on Thursday, December 5. Thanks as usual to Charles W. Johnson, Roderick Tracy Long, Sheldon Richman, Brad Spangler, non-Facebookers Kevin Carson and Joe Stromberg, and others for making this such a great book.”
A recent, high-profile study makes the provocative claim that there are fundamental differences in how male and female brains are wired. Not so fast, says Wired Science blogger Christian Jarrett, who explains why the study’s interpretations are flawed.
via Facebook http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/12/getting-in-a-tangle-over-men-and-womens-brain-wiring/
“All this article shows is that the author couldn’t pass an ideological Turing test.” Nathan Goodman
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“. . . Atheists who embrace libertarianism often do so because they believe a governing body represents the same kind of constructed authority they’ve escaped from in regards to religion. This makes sense if one is talking about a totalitarian regime, but our Jeffersonian democracy, despite its quirky flaws, is government by the people for the people, and it was the federal government that essentially built the great American middle-class, the envy of the world. . . .”
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Good God, this quote is like everything that I despise about liberals wrapped up into one tidy package.
“As someone who worked years in the service industry, I would not want such a person defending me – such an attitude only makes the irritable person worse, only gives cause to take it out further on service people. If he wishes to engage in a larger goal of publicly shaming horrible customers, there are more effective and less antagonistic ways to do so (assuming public shaming is a good method, which I’m doubtful of).
“We know nothing about ‘Diane’. We don’t know what state of mind she was in, beyond his analysis and judgement – and public humiliation. We know what she allegedly said – and even what she said did not warrant the response Gale proceeded to mete out, premising it strangely on defending being polite . . . But Gale’s bullying and childish tactics are not the worst parts: it’s the audience, the followers, the media, cheering on, welcoming the suffering and distress of another innocent person . . . Gale’s actions directly affected another person and they appear fuelled by the sick love people have with digital nastiness . . .” – Tauriq Moosa, in The Guardian
[CJ: I would add here that not only was this dude's public ridicule of 'Diane' immensely and needlessly mean-spirited and antagonistic, it was also immensely and gratuitously misogynistic.]