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Wikipedean philosophers mapped by influences

A map of philosophers linked by influence on wikipedia. Created by the guys at drunks-and-lampposts.com and available under a creative commons license. Advertisements

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Myth Watch: Arts vs. Sciences

Press Release claims – “Professor of Agribusiness at the University of Waikato, Jacqueline Rowarth says if students are looking for lucrative careers, then they should study science.” (US) Statistics Show! Mid career median income for philosophy majors: $81,200.  Strangely enough, … Continue reading

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Fishing, Overfishing, and governments (finally) taking an interest.

It doesn’t happen often, but occasionally a political party displays backbone and does something positive for the natural world.  This time, it was the Australian Federal Government, the Labour party, rapidly shoving through restrictions on a mammoth ‘super-trawler’ that was … Continue reading

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Ryan

Well. This will be fun. John Rogers said everything that needed to be said about Ryan in 2009: There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is … Continue reading

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What is wrong with the publishing industry?

It isn’t like they cannot get it right.  Look at this photo! You know what that cost me? 2 hardcover books, total length somewhere over 1200 pages, delivered from the UK, published by Oxford University Press.  Under $60NZ.  At that … Continue reading

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Using the Olympic logo for good

This tumblr, oceaniaeuropeamericasafricaasia, has a wonderful take on the Olympic rings.  Varying them in size to give visual representations of any number of things in each of the regions. Come for the Catholic Priest comparison: Stay for the McDonalds one… … Continue reading

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NYT paywall getting you down?

Private browsing (firefox), or Incognito mode (Chrome), or whatever the other browsers call this feature.  Works a treat. No more 10 article/month limits.

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