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Twitter Tuesday

Alternative Title: Self-Cancellation Update When I “self-cancelled” myself from Facebook and Twitter for Lent (see here), little did I realize what a great feeling of unadulterated relief I would feel to stay off social media for good. Instead of wasting … Continue reading

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Music Monday

Originally posted on prior probability:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bF3S1xK7k4 More details here.

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How long is your home country’s constitution?

Although I love this map, I do have one quibble with it: I thought that the UK had an unwritten constitution.

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Measuring ideological diversity in higher ed

Does the growing clamor from university administrators for “diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice” include intellectual or ideological diversity? Should it? Either way, we may soon be able to measure the level of “viewpoint diversity” at major public universities in Florida. … Continue reading

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The rules of cricket explained

I have always wanted to learn how to play cricket, one of the most popular sports in the world, and now thanks to the magic of Wikipedia as well as this YouTube channel by the amazing Ninh Ly, my wish … Continue reading

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Binary Book Title Numbers

Imagine if the Arabic numerals in your favorite book were replaced with binary numbers … (Via Wikipedia: In mathematics, a binary number is a number expressed in the base-2 numeral system or binary numeral system, which uses only two symbols: … Continue reading

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PSA: Liberty Matters

Via Keith E. Whittington (Volokh Conspiracy), I just discovered this website titled “Liberty Matters” featuring a series of essays on the theme of liberty.

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The Law and Logistics of a Fake News Futures Market

This is my last blog post in a multi-part series on conspiracy theories I made a “modest proposal” in my previous post. I proposed the creation of a “Fake News Futures Market.” Because fake news and conspiracy theories can threaten … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal: Fake News Futures Market

Alternative title: James Madison, Meet Mechanism Design Note: This is my penultimate blog post in a multi-part series on conspiracy theories Why are conspiracy theories so popular, and how should we respond to them? I have already spent considerable time … Continue reading

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Resurrection Sunday

Happy Easter! This 521-year-old painting by El Greco (digital reproduction courtesy of the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid) commemorates Jesus’ resurrection. More details about this work of art and El Greco are available here.

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