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Neil deGrasse Tyson is Wrong

I like Neil deGrasse Tyson.  I think he is a warm and engaging face for science on television.  He’s no Adam Savage or Jaime Hyneman—I have yet to see him blow up anything.  1,174 more words

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Musings on Methods of Communication

Looking out my window, there is a man with a small child—probably four or five years old—walking down the sidewalk.  The man is looking into his cell phone, probably at a text.  960 more words

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Mark Zuckerberg and Troy Davis

Karl Marx famously stated that “religion is the opiate of the masses.”  By this, he meant that the institution of religion keeps the masses satiated and compliant to the will of those in power—those with the capital, those whose ultimate goal was profit above all else. 1,373 more words

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The Nostalgia of 9/11

Here we are nearing the middle of September, a time when, once again, we start to see a buildup in cultural production—television programming, radio interviews, news commentary, etc.—centered around the topic of remembering the attacks on the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.  1,042 more words

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