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Friday, June 6, 2014

A Few Good Links (vol. 13)

It's D-Day, so please take a moment to remember those who fought and sacrificed and died taking Normandy.
  1. Prof. Victor Davis Hansom has an article for National Review about our "medieval" universities. My complaint is that the universities aren't medieval enough.
  2. On a related subject, and one even more dear to my heart, is this critique of any of the universities which actually do manage to be otherwise good universities: they tend to be bad at the STEM majors. There is also a comment on said article which helps to explain a little about why that is. There's a lot more to be said about this.
  3. Apparently, one can't be a good new atheist if one enjoys fairytales or fantasies. I guess that's not so shocking.
  4. Tolerance often leads to hatred, which is a good cautionary tale which I hope doesn't play out.
  5. Obamacare is simply evil, which makes sense given that it was passed under false pretenses.
  6. I am expecting some combination of ammo control and mandatory registration of 3D printers at some point in the near future.
  7. Going back to tolerance, I've long held that to be disgusted by something does not mean that we hate people who engage in it. I don't hate cigarette-smokers, nor people who love to eat food which I find to be, er, unpalatable, But for some reason, being disgusted by behaviors once universally called "deviant" makes one a bigot, and therefore fair game as a target for public displays of two-minute hate and private malice.
  8. Last but not least, a reflection on D-Day (sort-of) which ties into some of these other links.

That's it for now.

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