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Defending Noah Pt. 1

I was able to see the movie, Noah, last night. After I saw the preview for the first time I was slightly interested, after hearing very mixed reviews I had all but decided not to see it. 597 more words

I Don't Need To Sell My Soul, He's Already In Me.

What can I say, having Tivo’d the Stone Roses movie, I’m finally catching up on development’s across Scotland’s political spectrum while reliving my youth. There is a weird synchronicity in listening to Ian Brown belting out this classic of my late adolescence as I read… 721 more words

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Tyler Cown on the common mistakes of right-wing and market-oriented economists?

1. There is excess fear of inflation and hyperinflation in the current economic environment.  Further there is often an excess estimate of the costs of inflation in the two to five percent range.

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Economics

Bias at early stage

A fascinating new study examined rates of response to emailed requests for a meeting by prospective PhD students. Here’s what they found:

[T]he researchers found that there was virtually no difference in the rate of response when prospective students asked for an immediate meeting.

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Bias

The cultural cage of monogamy

This post is a follow on from the previous one describing ‘non monogamy’ (as opposed to infidelity) It is a book ‘review’ of a recent tome called ‘What do women want? 274 more words

Transcendence.

I forced myself out of my place over the weekend.  I decided to see the movie “Transcendence” starring Johnny Depp and Rebecca Hall.  I know what the film was meant to represent and I appreciated the sentiments brought up near the end but I wasn’t convinced.   496 more words

'Fair and balanced': MSNBC says pro-life group 'wants to protect the right to lie'

Earlier this year, MSNBC landed itself in hot water after putting out a tweet suggesting that conservatives are racist bigots. The network’s president eventually apologized, and we asked ourselves: … 580 more words

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