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October 28, 2007

Nobel laureates say the darnedest things

As you've probably heard, Jim Watson, co-discoverer of the double-helix structure of DNA (with Francis Crick and really with Rosalind Franklin too), said a not-nice thing:

He says that he is “inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa� because “all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours – whereas all the testing says not really�, and I know that this “hot potato� is going to be difficult to address. His hope is that everyone is equal, but he counters that “people who have to deal with black employees find this not true�.

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October 7, 2007

Blessed are the first-person shooters

This is unexpected: churches across the country are sponsoring Halo nights.

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October 5, 2007

OMG! Stealing is teh illegalz!

Arrr! It turns out that even though everyone's doing it and no one expects to get caught, piracy is technically illegal.

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October 4, 2007

Dobson for President!

Yeah, I mean it!

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September 28, 2007

The Apple business model

This shouldn't surprise nearly as many people as it has.

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September 19, 2007

Don't waste the First Amendment on this guy

By now, I'm sure you've seen this and read the phrase "freedom of speech" with more caps lock and exclamation points than the Founders ever intended.

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August 7, 2007

Spring cleaning

I wonder if the U of M is doing this now that I've left.

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July 19, 2007

Troubled Times?

The juxtaposition of opinion columns in the New York Times is a little weird this week.

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June 17, 2007

Osama wins again!

This is just ridiculous.

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March 7, 2007

Don't be part of the problem, you pompous dandies

A recent study reports that today's college students are more narcissistic than previous generations. I'm not surprised.

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