Environment: Why are there still climate change deniers?
In Science there are no universal truths, just views of the world that are yet to be shown as false.
Homo sapiens were not the first humans and the earliest human fossils in South Africa are much older than we thought. The road to humanity was a long one, and we are still exploring its byways.
Long Reads: The Catholic Church is bankrolling the assault on Women’s Rights. Is fandom a cult? How to read philosophy. The Hollow Earth hypothesis and falsifiable science. Climate Change is having a detrimental effect on people’s mental health. Librarians who won’t stay quiet. This island is going trash free—by recycling all of its waste. The Will to Fight. Never apologize for trying to tell the Truth.
Podcast: How SCOTUS is weaponizing religious freedom.
Sunday Book Club: Small Things Like These. (I have a small bet on it winning the Booker prize).
Some photographs taken last week. Astronomy photographer of the year.
That Coffee Break Video: The life-long learner was pretty damn good. I have had some pretty amazing mentors and professors along the way myself. None of them came from my pre-university Catholic education. In fact, the Catholics functioned as anti-role models for me.
Though the two stories make contrary claims about the numbers, the FOX video of the protests is very impressive!
And the U.S. News & World Report highlights to readers in the U.S. and The West about the dangers of Government running media as “public utilities’ as well as Government control of “Misinformation/Disinformation/Malinformation”. Also, this story has a real example of The Whataboutism Fallacy from Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, as well as an Ad Hominem against Westerners’ ability to walk, chew gum, and oppose police brutality equally everywhere.
“Must wait and see” as always, but I hope this all ends with:
One, justice for the murder of Mahsa Amini,
Two, with the founding of a Free and Secular Iran,
And finally, with an end to nearly a generation of a Planet held hostage to nuclear-aspiring religious terror!