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Senator Warren takes the test

Good discussion about the difference between identity and DNA.Senator Warren takes the test DNA testing is becoming increasingly widespread; in this instance, it’s being used to bolster political bona fides and has sparked discussions about whether genes have anything to do with identity. cross-posted on Facebook

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Using Logic In A Maddening World

I appreciated this segment from last week’s Science Friday. They talked with an abstract mathematician about very concrete current events, specifically the logical and moral failure in prioritizing an “inocent until proven guilty” stance with respect statements of assault and rape. And discussed with a caller why emotions do not negate logic.Using Logic In A …

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Is the marketplace messing up social change? – Speakers Forum

Timely discussion of corporate philanthropy. “Giridharadas criticizes our current era, where the wealthy and powerful are seen as ‘saviors’ in social change. He sheds light on the philanthropy of Amazon and other large corporations in the ‘social good’ realm.”Is the marketplace messing up social change? – Speakers Forum Is the marketplace messing up social change? …

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HAYABUSA2@JAXA on Twitter

The Japanese have made the first video from the surface of an asteroid!!!HAYABUSA2@JAXA on Twitter “Rover-1B succeeded in shooting a movie on Ryugu’s surface! The movie has 15 frames captured on September 23, 2018 from 10:34 – 11:48 JST. Enjoy ‘standing’ on the surface of this asteroid! [6/6] https://t.co/57avmjvdVa” cross-posted on Facebook

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On the Media

On the Media In anticipation of possible testimony next week by Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford, we’re reminded of Anita Hill’s testimony in 1991 against Justice Clarence Thomas. That moment cast a new spotlight on sexual harassment — and motivated more than two years of roller coaster national politics. cross-posted on Facebook

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Weston

Officially 2 years today in my job here in the Netherlands. And I forgot to get celebratory vlaai for the office!Weston First day at the Netherlands office…. Head of Support: “And here on the third floor are all the developers.” Me (said derisively): “Nerds.” And then I go find my desk on the third floor…. …

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