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19 Things Every Academic Will Immediately Relate To
"Two academics walk into a bar. You should be writing."
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4 days ago by andrewheiss
xkcd: P-Values
Truth. "If all else fails, use 'significant at a p > 0.05 level' and hope no one notices."
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6 days ago by andrewheiss
Assignment: Yemen - Michael Crowley - POLITICO
It's Matt Tueller in Politico. And it's terrifying. "Al Qaeda wants to kill him. Insurgents who chant “Death to America!” have toppled the government. A civil war rages around him. Most of his colleagues have left, and a top U.S. senator says he should go, too. But Matthew Tueller has so far hung on in what might be the world’s most dangerous diplomatic job: U.S. Ambassador to Yemen."
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8 days ago by andrewheiss
The State of the Union address in a single figure - The Washington Post
This is a super cool way to visualize speech structure. Look at that circular path!
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11 days ago by andrewheiss
Fearless : Invisibilia : NPR
That Canadian rejection therapy dude from yesterday's *Invisibilia* is a Mormon.
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14 days ago by andrewheiss
A Religion of Peace? – By Common Consent, a Mormon Blog
Incredibly good stuff by Michael Austin. "And here is my biggest point of all: it is potentially disastrous that, at the very time that Americans need to be trying to understand the Muslim people on their own terms—by praying with them, singing with them, and sharing bread with them, and learning how to share a planet with them—some of our loudest voices want to represent the entire Muslim world as a unified threat to our way of life—using words like “expulsion,” “extermination,” and “fundamentally incompatible with American values.” These words should terrify all decent people, but none more than Latter-day Saints, who know only too well what happens when people in power defer to the frightened mobs who speak them."
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16 days ago by andrewheiss
For Whom the Muezzin Calls - Politics - The Atlantic
"Omid Safi, who directs the Duke Islamic Studies Center, said he was disappointed but told me there had been "numerous verified instances of credible threats" against members of the university community." "My disappointment is primarily directed toward people who find it acceptable to have recourse to violence, even the threat of violence, to make the point they want to make—particularly if they see these threats as being substantiated by their own religious conviction," Safi said. "We all know about the Muslim community having our crazies, but it seems like we don’t have a monopoly on it." "The idea that Christianity is doomed if a Muslim call to prayer is heard once a week from the monumental, 210-foot Gothic Christian chapel that dominates the campus is, on face, silly. There's a Christian dean in charge of religious life and weekly Sunday services at the Chapel. The daily 5 o'clock carillon recital (often including hymns and other Christian sacred music) from the tower is loud enough that it interrupted the history of Islam class I had next door. It ought to go without saying that the awful acts of terrorists in Paris and elsewhere do not represent Muslim students and staff at Duke."
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16 days ago by andrewheiss
Hi, I'm Patrick Mason, AMA : latterdaysaints
Ooh. Fantastic AMA with Patrick Mason (Melissa De Leon Mason)
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22 days ago by andrewheiss
Benjamin Franklin’s Daily Schedule Will Make You ... | ClickHole
Man, I suck. "2:00 AM-2:15 AM: Invent shower. 2:15 AM-2:30 AM: Shower. 2:30 AM-3:00 AM: Wake up the fair city of Philadelphia by wheeling a cannon out into the street and firing it loudly over and over again so that all the good citizens of this glorious city may get an early start on their morning’s work. 3:00 AM-3:15 AM: Invent breakfast. 3:15 AM-3:30 AM: Eat a hearty breakfast consisting of a herring skeleton and a wooden engraving of a bee."
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25 days ago by andrewheiss
Why did Invisible Children dissolve? - The Washington Post
Great stuff here. #kony2012 "Unlike a for-profit corporation, however, Invisible Children’s closure will have lasting effects on the many communities and students to whom it committed and whose lived experiences it aims to represent. Charitable organizations have a profoundly different set of relationships with their beneficiaries, a group of people who are neither their customers nor their investors, which begs further reflection on the ultimately self-defeating effects of presenting hollowed out narratives as whole."
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
What your first-grade life says about the rest of it - The Washington Post
Fantastic 25-year(!) study in the implications of inequality, poverty, and race. "The families and neighborhoods these children were born into cast a heavy influence over the rest of their lives, from how they fared in the first grade to what they became as grownups."
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Peace On Earth - Rational Faiths | Mormon Blog | Rational Faiths | Mormon Blog
Patrick Mason on Christmas, pacifism, violence, torture, and true Christianity. Wonderful stuff.
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Ayn Rand Reviews Children’s Movies - The New Yorker
"An exceptional woman foolishly allows her mooching family members to keep her from ruling a kingdom of ice in perfect solitude. She is forced to use her unique powers to provide free entertainment for peasants, without compensation. I liked the snowman, when he sang. —One star."
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Andrew Heiss
Phew. Finally updated the design for my personal website, which I haven't done since 2009.
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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Wizards of Winter - YouTube
Those people who sync their house Christmas lights to music? This guy did a whole neighborhood.
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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Parable of the Polygons - a playable post on the shape of society
Simulate neighborhood segregation preferences with Schelling's famous model.
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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Regrets, I've Had a Few | This American Life
This episode. Man. Especially the last story.
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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Mormon Moment is over, but it changed Mormon culture for good.
"That moment is now, most everyone agrees, over. In its wake, something unexpected has become clear: The relationship between Mormons and non-Mormons hasn’t really changed that much, despite all the attention and scrutiny. In fact, that outside attention had a more significant impact within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints than it did on relations between its members and their fellow citizens. While the outside world continues to perceive Mormons in largely the same old terms, the culture within Mormonism is changing, and more Mormons, including some in the upper ranks of the church, are coming to terms with the faith’s sometimes troubled history."
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8 weeks ago by andrewheiss
The Best Internet Reactions To Star Wars' Newest Lightsaber - Dorkly Post
"Hey guys there's a new feature on the made-up space laser sword that might not be realistically functional."
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9 weeks ago by andrewheiss
It’s Incredibly Rare For A Grand Jury To Do What Ferguson’s Just Did | FiveThirtyEight
Out of 162,000 federal cases in 2010, only 11 declined to return indictment.
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9 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Did Obama Immigration Order Shred Constitution at National Archives? | New Republic
Hard hitting investigative journalism. "“The Constitution's on this level?” I asked. “It's one floor up,” he told me. “And that's the original Constitution?” “The one and only!” “That's good to hear. I keep reading that President Obama shredded it last night.” He chuckled. “I guess that's not true?” I asked. “Not quite.” He seemed pretty confident, but I needed to see for myself, because journalism.…"
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9 weeks ago by andrewheiss
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