Hello friends! This weekend it’s extra long to make up for the past couple weeks that I missed:
- Note that I am not taking a stance on the Syrian refugee situation by linking to this essay by Megan McArdle. I highlight it entirely because I really loved this sentence: “It took me years of writing on the Internet to learn what is nearly an iron law of commentary: The better your message makes you feel about yourself, the less likely it is that you are convincing anyone else.”
- An Indian Nobel laureate insists that homeopathy and astrology are bogus and harmful. Homeopathy maybe. Astrology: nah!
- A short summary of a new book on graduate admissions. I can personally relate to the discussions about the Chinese graduate students and astronomical subject GRE scores.
- An account of the fascinating exchange between Albert Einstein and W.E. Du Bois.
- Ten points of necessary advice for tech writers!
- On liberal attacks on social science.
- The death of God is greatly exaggerated.
- How anti-evolution bills have evolved.