Reading Time: 12 minutes As the old adage goes, if at first you make a fool of yourself… double down. You might remember that recently, Jordan Peterson got himself into embarrassingly hot water when he made a very public proclamation to his 2.7 million followers on Twitter that Yumi Nu—a singer, plus-size model, and person of color who was […]
Reading Time: 9 minutes Jordan Peterson is one of the world’s foremost dividers of opinion. And recently he quit Twitter, much to the sadness of his 2.7 million followers, after a foray into the world of sporting swimwear and beauty. Or beauty in swimwear. Or, for him, not beauty in swimwear. The New York Times once described Peterson as “the […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes Organisms generally need oxygen to survive and flourish. Certain organisms require more oxygen to reach their peak. In the social media ecosystem, whose habitats include the undrained swamps of the American elite, one apex predator once reigned supreme. And in the misinformation mudslinging and disinformation data-dumping, Trump’s famed Twitter rule came to an abrupt end. […]
Reading Time: 13 minutes There’s a popular myth about a frog that stays in a pot of gradually heating water until it boils to death. It’s not true. The original frog takes a bit longer, but it does hop out. And yet, our fatalist belief in the myth of the dead frog makes a lot more sense after my […]
Reading Time: 7 minutes Everyone has their line. Even 4chan, a supposedly “anything-goes platform” that many think is the worst manifestation of the internet, had a line. It was an animated depiction of child pornography, as well as concerted attacks on female journalists and others associated with Gamergate. The result? 8chan was started as an even more “libertarian” vacuum […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes People are up in arms and threatening to boycott Disney? Why? Short answer: they’re dumb. Long answer: they’re REALLY dumb.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The Babylon Bee’s CEO Seth Dillon is attempting to spin this into the latest outrage-fueled grift.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Today, let’s check out how early medieval philosophers and theologians further developed the concepts involved with Hell.
Reading Time: < 1 minute I guess Dawkins has a bit of the Twitter-jitters about him, rather like you-know-who. This is from the American Humanist Association: Established in 1953, the Humanist of the Year Award is conferred annually by the American Humanist Association (AHA), recognizing the awardee as an exemplar of humanist values. Communication of scientific concepts to the public […]
Reading Time: 10 minutes Hi and welcome back! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been just agog at what’s been going on in Science Twitter the past few days. BethAnn McLaughlin, a onetime assistant professor of neurology at Vanderbilt University, has been in the news. Today, let me catch you up on this controversial figure, her #MeTooSTEM movement — […]