Category Archives: 5-10 min read

The misogynist concept of sexual “reciprocity”

6 min read Our American culture privileges male sexual pleasure, with female sexual pleasure often no more than a sidebar …

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Suffering and its discontents: Reflections on the Bronze Age Collapse

8 min read Once upon a time, there was a super-regional trade network of specialized economies that supported widespread prosperity …

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Paternalism, autonomy, and milk

8 min read Progressive-minded people love to ridicule the internal inconsistency of right-wing social conservatives.  Conservatives’ defining values are limited …

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Voce clamantium ex vacuo

7 min read A personal case study in post-truthism: Two strangers are about to leave our weekend mountain cabin to …

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How representative is your group?: Statistical identification of selection bias

How representative of the US population is your group:  your friends?  your employees or work colleagues?  your classmates?  your dating …

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Think a Muslim ban is irrelevant to you?

7 min read An indignant acquaintance demanded to know “why” I (“of all people”) am so upset about the latest …

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The very first nasty woman

5 min read The first woman was also the first “nasty woman”.  (I refer to the misogynist insult – invoked …

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Quoting the Bible in a technology pitch?

6 min read Does a Bible quote belong in a TEDx talk pitching a new technology?   Here’s how my opinion …

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