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Cancel Culture Has a Lot to Answer For

Posted by on Oct 20, 2021 on quillette.com

Sometimes our most precious cultural institutions fail to live up to their high educational and moral commitments and responsibilities....

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Studying the True Face of Gender Ideology

Posted by on Oct 20, 2021 on quillette.com

This week, progressive British activist Jo Maugham warned his 300,000-plus Twitter followers of “yet another vast, and vastly expensive,...

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Autonomous Vehicles: Hype or Reality?

Posted by on Oct 19, 2021 on quillette.com

Automobile accidents are the second leading cause of death worldwide, with roughly 1.3 million fatalities annually according to the World...

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Weekly Roundup

Posted by on Oct 18, 2021 on quillette.com

Welcome to our 665 new subscribers! This week I'd like to draw your attention to a terrific piece written by Joel Kotkin on the...

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A Better Way to Lead Christians Away from Intimate Partner Violence

Posted by on Oct 18, 2021 on quillette.com

In April, the Anglican Church of Australia released a report summarizing research that it had commissioned into the prevalence of Intimate...

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Gulags Are for Artists Like Me

Posted by on Oct 18, 2021 on quillette.com

Two weeks ago, I posted a snap from a friend and photographer at the Age newspaper.  The controversial pic was of an elderly woman of...

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Podcast #169: Harvard Professor Steven Pinker on Rational Thinking, the Monty Hall Problem, and the Case for Objective Truth

Posted by on Oct 18, 2021 on quillette.com

Enlightenment Now author Steven Pinker speaks with Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay about his newly published book, Rationality: What...

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My Late Father Was a Great Teacher. He Wouldn’t Last a Week in the Modern Classroom.

Posted by on Oct 17, 2021 on quillette.com

My father passed away a few weeks ago. He had spent his entire working life teaching junior high and high school students. Most...

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The Exhibitionist Economy

Posted by on Oct 14, 2021 on quillette.com

When former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen leaked thousands of internal company documents to the Wall Street Journal in...

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Technology and the Golden Age of Taxonomy

Posted by on Oct 14, 2021 on quillette.com

Alone in the forest, the modern person might find it difficult to identify a beech tree. Compared to indigenous shamans who forage...

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The Implosion of Boston’s Pride Parade Is a Sign of Things to Come

Posted by on Oct 13, 2021 on quillette.com

Boston Pride is one of the oldest gay-rights organizations in the United States, with its first parade having taken place in 1971. Last...

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Confronting the Supply Chain Crisis

Posted by on Oct 13, 2021 on quillette.com

For a generation, the Long Beach and Los Angeles harbors in California handled more than 40 percent of all container cargo headed into the...

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Simping and the Sexual Marketplace

Posted by on Oct 11, 2021 on quillette.com

Whether you’re an impartial onlooker or active combatant in the culture wars, you may have come across the term “simp.” A lexical fixture...

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Quillette's Best on Human Nature

Posted by on Oct 10, 2021 on quillette.com

The Behavioral Ecology of Male Violence | William Buckner “Globally, men are 95 percent of homicide offenders and 79 percent of victims....

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Weekly Roundup and the Harassment of Professor Kathleen Stock

Posted by on Oct 8, 2021 on quillette.com

Before you read this week's articles, I'd like to draw your attention to the distressing harassment that one of our...

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Cancelling the Beat Generation

Posted by on Oct 8, 2021 on quillette.com

Almost from its inception, the Beat Generation seemed to be doomed to failure. In and around Columbia University, a ragtag group of...

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What Is Diversity? And Why Is It Valuable?

Posted by on Oct 6, 2021 on quillette.com

Suppose I just get back from vacation, and you ask me how it went. “Oh, it was wonderful,” I say, “There was such diversity.” That...

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Vaccinology, Immunology, and COVID-19

Posted by on Oct 5, 2021 on quillette.com

Louis Pasteur worked at a time when very little was understood about microbes and even less was understood about the human responses that...

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Biology Won’t Solve Your Problems with Abortion

Posted by on Oct 5, 2021 on quillette.com

I’m a biologist. A neuroscientist, actually. Since I received my PhD in Biological Psychology from the University of Chicago, I’ve spent...

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Instagram's Mental Health Emergency

Posted by on Oct 4, 2021 on quillette.com

Facebook has recently paused the development of their “Instagram Kids” project after a whistleblower leaked internal documents showing...

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