Monthly Archives: May 2020

Open Thread 155

This is the biweek-ly visible open thread (there are also hidden open threads twice a week you can reach through the Open Thread tab on the top of the page). Post about anything you want, but please try to avoid hot-button political and social topics. You can also talk at the SSC subreddit – and also check out the SSC Podcast. Also:

1. There’s another virtual SSC meetup planned for June 7, special guest Steve Hsu, see here for details.

2. Comment of the week is this very long thread on the history of cracked.com, with good contributions from a former Cracked writer, and some insights relevant to online media in general.

3. But also, the thread starting here about medieval perspectives on cynocephaly – that is, supposing there was a tribe of people with dog-heads somewhere in India, should they be baptized into the church or not? “It’s good to know that if we ever do encounter aliens, the theological spadework has already been done.”

4. And also, Aftagley reports from the DC protests.

5. You may notice the blogroll has changed – less Borgesian, more actually useful. Hopefully it will help people discover new writers worth reading – and let me know if I’ve made any mistakes.