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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Book Review: Eichmann In Jerusalem

[Content warning: Holocaust. This is a complicated and emotional subject and I make no claims to know much more than what I read in the book, nor to be 100% certain I am representing Arendt’s views faithfully.] I. For Holocaust … Continue reading

Link: Taubes Contra Guyenet on Sugar

On Thursday I linked to Stephan Guyenet’s negative book review of Gary Taubes’ work on sugar. Taubes asked that I pass on a counterargument he’s been working on for a while. In early January, he posted a short version of … Continue reading

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Dogs And Wolves: In Defense Of Some Past Posts

Now that Trump has started enacting his terrible policies, a bunch of people on Twitter are saying that my past posts on Trump “haven’t aged well” or that I must be feeling really bad about them right now. I’ve never … Continue reading

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OT68: Necronomicomment

This is the bi-weekly visible open thread. There are hidden threads every few days here. Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever. Also: 1. Arbital has made an interactive page with my 2017 predictions where you can add … Continue reading

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Link: Guyenet On Taubes

If you’re interested in diet, I recommend Stephan Guyenet’s review of Gary Taubes new book: The Case Against Sugar is a journey through sugar history and science that argues the point that sugar is the principal cause of obesity, diabetes, … Continue reading

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Open Thread 67.75

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Links 1/17: Inaugurl Address

Dave Barry’s 2016 Year In Review. “Fanatics got into the Capitol building and committed a mass shooting on Congress while it was in session, and you’ve never heard of them…people have completely forgotten that in 1972 we had over nineteen … Continue reading

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SSC Survey 2017

If you’re reading this and have previously read at least one SSC post, please take the 2017 SSC survey. Warning: it’s pretty long. You can talk about it in the comments, but don’t read them until you’re done taking the … Continue reading

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Open Thread 67.5

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Open Thread 67.25

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