Over one hundred years ago, editorial cartoonists were harshly satirizing the inflammatory, hate-mongering, and fact-distorting means by which various periodicals competed for eyeballs on adverts. Nowadays, we call it click-baiting, but the cephalopod remains apt.

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The Fool Who Feeds the Monster

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Dawkins pursues Chopra’s Million Dollar Challenge

LOL WUT

Why Evolution Is True

Richard tw**ed the following a few days ago after Deepak put up his video offering a million dollars to solve the “Hard Problem” of consciousness.

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Then a bunch of people took it seriously (go here and here), some being quite critical.

So Dawkins had to clarify:

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I’m starting to wonder whether a sense of humor is a dying virtue.

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#TAM2014 : Like Going Back to School

Good post on what TAM means to some of us.

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The other night I had one of those classic “you’re back in school” dreams. Despite the fact that I’m almost forty, and high school was a mere 4 years out of my life, I still occasionally have dreams about being in high school or sometimes college. I think part of this is that for a number of years, I was a college dropout. I left college to go to work for a startup and then stayed for fifteen years. It never bothered me that I didn’t finish for a while, it was just unexpected. I think that is part of why I have these dreams even though I eventually did finish with a degree. I still have visions of going back to school and starting over, if I ever go into some sort of retirement.

But for now, I rely on one event every year that satisfies my education desires:…

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