Today’s Notables

Mark Shea: “Global Climate Disruption. Global warming is one of those things fraught with pseudoknowledge: Knowledge that people “know” not because they actually know it, but because a lot of people in the media have repeated it a lot and lots of other people you know look at you with disdain if you say, “But…

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Things That Will Make You Think

If you aren’t nervous about the state of the U.S. economy, get nervous. Our kids are screwed unless “Change” becomes real (and I don’t mean Obama’s flavor). Those aren’t even the most obvious things – examine the pension system, for example. Tom Sowell works to dispel some of the old myths that keep popping up,…

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TED + Study

It’s been a while, but I haven’t forgotten about these… Hans Rosling on poverty and statistics:Pretty funny too… + Two bits on autism. First, autistic children don’t engage in contagious yawning: If someone near you yawns, do you yawn, too? About half of adults yawn after someone else does in a phenomenon called contagious yawning.…

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Beware the Dangers of Political Busybodies

An article posted on InsideCatholic today examines the ability of politicians to hold one stance personally while holding another publicly, for example those who are personally against abortion but believe people should have a choice: It is common for Catholic politicians to say that they are personally opposed to abortion, but that they must accept…

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