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That Reading Statistics Meme Is Just Wrong

Categories: Personal
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Published on: 2017.01.07

The meme in question. This cute little chart popped up on social media recently. I saw it from at least three different people, on at least three different platforms (Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook). It makes the following claims, without citing a source: • 33% of high school graduates never read another book the rest of[…]

Racism Is Natural? No. No, It’s Not.

Categories: Evolution, Racism
Comments: 5 Comments
Published on: 2015.04.30

Is racism inborn, or taught, or some combination of the two? This question has been actively explored by psychologists, neuroscientists, and others in various fields — and of course it’s been pontificated on by people with no expertise in any particular field, kind of like what I’m about to do. • Racism Is ‘Hardwired’ Into[…]

Marijuana: The Magic Cancer Cure?

Categories: Health
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Published on: 2013.10.31

Have we found the cure to cancer? Is it really going to be marijuana? In the news: Marijuana Might Kill Cancer (Newsweek, 2013.10.29) Study: Marijuana Compounds Can Kill Some Cancer Cells (TIME, 2013.10.28) Active Ingredient in Marijuana Kills Brain Cancer Cells (ABC News, 2013.04.02)

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