Nathan Robinson has written about the obscurantism of Jordan Peterson, and I’m not even the first to blog about it. Pankaj Mishra has been deconstructing Peterson’s mysticism here, while Kelefa Sanneh’s critique is here. After months of hysterical fanboy cheer-leading, it seems like this is the week everyone finally starts having […]
From the Guardian: Romanian court tells man he is not alive A Romanian court has rejected a man’s claim that he is alive, after he was officially registered as dead. For more, see here. I mean really.
A few questions thrown at @vp and @campaignforleo but no replies from either (and no greeting to the press from Pence either). pic.twitter.com/iIsot8Zq3P — Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) March 16, 2018 It’s (groan) nearly St Patrick’s Day, and so the Irish prime minister is doing the usual in the US of […]
The Starbucks I go to is now selling magic beans. Well, matcha tea lattes actually, which are like magic beans in the sense that they possess special powers: Detox the body High in antioxidants Helps the immune system Burns calories I was particularly intrigued at the last claim. This latte […]
Stephen Hawking is dead. Far be it from the likes of me to write him an obituary. You can see several of these elsewhere, many of them heartfelt and insightful. Two thoughts come to mind at this time. Firstly, Hawking is to be greatly admired for being both a highly […]