Natural Selection (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

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[Editor’s Note: The following new entry by Peter Gildenhuys replaces the former entry on this topic by the previous author.]
Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace…

Natural Selection (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

One Hundred Years Ago, Eugene Debs Gave An Anti-War Speech That Landed Him in Prison

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In 1920, Eugene Victor Debs ran for president from a cell in the federal prison in Atlanta for a speech opposing World War 1 that he gave 100 years ago – on…

One Hundred Years Ago, Eugene Debs Gave An Anti-War Speech That Landed Him in Prison

Greta Thunberg, on Tour in America, Offers an Unvarnished View

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Greta Thunberg speaking before a House subcommittee on climate change on Wednesday. Credit Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times These are some of the things that…

Greta Thunberg, on Tour in America, Offers an Unvarnished View

The Koch Foundation Is Trying to Reshape Foreign Policy. With Liberal Allies.

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Charles Koch has spent a fortune pushing the American government to the right. Now his foundation is promoting a vision of U.S. power shared by many…

The Koch Foundation Is Trying to Reshape Foreign Policy. With Liberal Allies.

On Joi and MIT

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Lessig Sep 8 · 14 min read A couple of weeks ago, I signed a petition (the site has since been taken down, but you can see it at archive.org ) expressing my…

On Joi and MIT

What Makes People Charismatic, and How You Can Be, Too

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Simple tips to break through your social anxieties and make real, genuine connections with others. Credit Alex Kiesling Leer en español Ask people to name…

What Makes People Charismatic, and How You Can Be, Too

I Was an Under-Age Semiotician

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OCT. 14, 2011 It is an occupational hazard of being a writer to be appalled by the prose style you deployed in your youth. Most of the time the flaws reflect…

I Was an Under-Age Semiotician

caviar was a free bar snack — 8/22/19

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Today’s encore selection — from Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky. Until 100 years ago, sturgeon were plentiful in the rivers and lakes throughout Europe…

caviar was a free bar snack — 8/22/19