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Daily Digest 5/14 - Education, Ideology Exaggerates Fact Rejection, Interfering With Science Education

Monday, May 14, 2018, 10:10 AM


Teenage Wasteland (LesPhelps)

Unlike previous patterns of rising narcissism, the trends of self-regard and self-entitlement associated with those born after 1995 appear to have petered out. What Twenge does find, however, is that reversals in trends of narcissism have been replaced by sharp increases in anxiety. Rates of anxiety and depression are spiking rapidly in young people, while at the same time their engagement with adult behaviors is declining. Using dozens of graphs, Twenge shows the reader how teenagers today drink less, go out less, socialize less, are less motivated to get their driver’s license, work less, date less, and even have sex less.

Toronto van attack: Inside the dark world of 'incels' (Thomas R.)

I ask him directly: does he hate women?

"In some ways, yes," he stutters. "I try not to, but I find myself like - I'll just be talking and I'll say things that I shouldn't really say, just because I've been looking at forums."

Education plus ideology exaggerates rejection of reality (blackeagle)

The researchers looked at two sets of questions about the Iraq War. The first involved the justifications for the war (weapons of mass destruction and links to Al Qaeda), as well as the perception of the war outside the US. The second focused on the role of the troop surge in reducing violence within Iraq. At the time the polls were taken, there was a clear reality: no evidence of an active weapons program or links to Al Qaeda; the war was frowned upon overseas; and the surge had successfully reduced violence in the country.

Guide to Veterinary Drugs for Human Consumption, Post-SHTF (Thomas R.)

When I started my research, all I found was information from pseudo-doctors and “scientists” from across the internet. I found page after page of conflicting information regarding the human consumption of animal antibiotics. Many people with several initials behind their name gave me a variety of answers or simply beat around the bush. One MD would say XYZ, and another doctor would tell me ABC. Some would say that they thought it would be safe to use veterinarian drugs, but only in dire times or as a last resort. Others would warn against it entirely, and yet some would encourage their use in everyday applications. And so I set out to find the Truth. I wanted concrete information on the safety and efficacy of this particular endeavor.

More states introduce bills to interfere with science education (blackeagle)

We can start with Indiana, where Senate Resolution 17 has now cleared the Education Committee. The resolution approvingly quotes a proposed amendment to the No Child Left Behind Act to challenge evolution: "Where topics are taught that may generate controversy (such as biological evolution), that the curriculum should help students to understand the full range of scientific views that exist, why such topics can generate controversy, and how scientific discoveries can profoundly affect society." What it neglects to note is that the amendment was rejected or that evolution is the only scientific view that currently exists.

Ecuador to Expel Assange from its London Embassy? (yogmonster)

“(I)t is a priority. We’ve already begun to step up our efforts and whenever a case can be made, we will seek to put some people in jail” like Assange for whistleblowing.

In late March, his Internet access was cut off. New restrictions limit his outside communications – his phone privileges and visits from colleagues and others banned, according to WikiLeaks.

Get ready for $100 a barrel oil and the conflict it represents (Adam)

Through a production agreement, OPEC and Russia have successfully offset the glut of crude oil being pumped every single day in the United States. Rising demand for oil in a synchronized global economic recovery has also helped bring supply and demand in better balance over the last year-and-a-half.

Top 10 Best Gold Coins for Investing (Thomas R.)

A perfect amalgam of the American spirit, the American Eagle is instantly recognizable worldwide. With Liberty striding on one side and bald eagles nesting on the other, the 1-ounce coin boasts only metals drawn from U.S. mines. At 91.67% fineness, its 22k alloy contains 3% silver and 5.33% copper for durability, with the U.S. Mint’s guarantee of content and purity. From 1986 to 1991, Roman numerals dated the coins. In 1992, the Mint adopted Arabic numerals.

Many Vietnam Vets May Have Cancer-Causing Parasites: What Are Liver Flukes? (Thomas R.)

Liver flukes are small, flat parasitic worms that can infect the liver, gallbladder and bile ducts. People become infected when they eat raw or undercooked freshwater fish that have the parasites, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although liver-fluke infections are rare in the United States, it's estimated that 35 million people worldwide are infected with the parasites at any one time, mostly in Asia and Eastern Europe, according to a 2011 review article.

Why You Need Bifocal Safety Eyewear (Thomas R.)

Bifocal Safety Glasses feature safety lenses with magnifiers (bifocals) molded directly into the lenses. They are perfect for those who need reading glasses but who also require the protection of safety glasses. For those requiring more comprehensive protection, Pyramex V2G Bifocal Safety Glasses/Goggles are also available.

5 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking over an Open Fire (Thomas R.)

There's such a thrill and joy in cooking over a campfire, beach bonfire, or even your backyard fire bowl. Foods roast and blister, developing a rich, smoky flavor unlike anything else. But unless cooking over an open flame is a regular ritual for you, mastering this art requires an awareness of the most common mistakes that foil the best of intentions. Here are five pitfalls to avoid when cooking over an open fire this summer.

Wearing Your Raingear Like a Pro (Thomas R.)

If you’re warm and cozy when you start your hike, you’re doing it all wrong. The minute you take your first few steps,you’ll overheat and have to shed a layer or two. Better to start off a bit cold and motivate yourself to get moving than to have to stop five minutes into your hike to expose yourself - and the inside of your pack — to the rain.

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