Richard Dawkins and Dave Rubin: Live at the 92nd Street Y…

Date: August 10, 2017

01) Richard Dawkins and Dave Rubin: Live at the 92nd Street Y

“In an era of fake news, “truthiness” and outright lies, Richard Dawkins has an urgent message for the world: we need reason and science now more than ever before.

Richard Dawkins’ new book, “Science in the Soul: Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist” –

“I Got Indian in My Family”: An Another Round Takeover…

Date: August 10, 2017

01) Direct Download [MP3]

“Growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, Tracy Clayton always heard that her ancestors were, in her mother’s words, “black, white and American Indian.” Like many black Americans, her immediate family didn’t have exact information on their roots — that heritage is difficult to trace through ancestors forced into the American slave trade. What little information Tracy’s family might have had was lost in a courthouse fire. Tracy says she didn’t think about her ancestry very often until she moved to New York City, where she’s the co-host, with Heben Nigatu, of the BuzzFeed podcast Another Round. New Yorkers, Tracy noticed, take pride in their ethnic identity. A number of her friends hang flags in their window, or march in pride parades based on their country of origin. “Which parade do I go to? What flag do I put in my window?” she wondered. She enlisted Only Human to help her figure it out. With the help of DNA ancestry tests and experts on DNA and race, Tracy explores her own ethnic background. She accidentally upends her family lore — it turns out her she has very little Native American ancestry — and she also discovers why the mix of “black, white and American Indian” is such a common heritage myth among black Americans. In the end, Tracy finds her flag, and discovers that her ethnic identity is more complex than she originally thought. The data revealed by DNA ancestry tests complicates the way she thinks about herself and her family’s history, but she also realizes that these tests don’t hold all the secrets to understanding ourselves and our heritage. The stories passed down over generations can be just as integral to the way we think about ourselves in the modern world.”

Waking Up with Sam Harris #90 – Living With Violence (with Gavin de Becker)…

Date: August 09, 2017

01) Waking Up with Sam Harris #90 – Living With Violence (with Gavin de Becker)

“In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Gavin de Becker about the primacy of human intuition in the prediction and prevention of violence.

Gavin de Becker is a three-time presidential appointee whose pioneering work has changed the way the U.S. government evaluates threats to its highest officials. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on the prediction and management of violence. His firm, Gavin de Becker and Associates, advises many of the world’s most prominent media figures, corporations, and law enforcement agencies on predicting violence, and it also serves regular citizens who are victims of domestic abuse and stalking. Gavin is the author of #1 New York Times bestseller The Gift of Fear.”

Democrats Furious Bernie Sanders Might Run Again in 2020…

Date: August 09, 2017

01) Democrats Furious Bernie Sanders Might Run Again in 2020

“A new article in Politico highlights divisions among Democrats that Bernie Sanders is allegedly causing due to his potential 2020 presidential plans (or lack thereof). Establishment Democrats are reportedly “furious” at the prospect that he may run again, and they’re also irritated at the prospect of him dragging out his decision. They’ve made it clear they’re unhappy with Bernie Sanders either way.”

James Damore and his Google Memo on Diversity…

Date: August 09, 2017

01) James Damore and his Google Memo on Diversity

“Note: This video only contains 21 minutes of a 50 min interview. There is a corrupt frame, or some such technical problem, in the original file. We are working diligently on that (and have been for the last fourteen hours). In the meantime, this will have to suffice.

In this video, I talk to James Damore and another employee who wishes to remain anonymous about James’ memo regarding Google’s diversity programs and their overweening ideological basis. He was fired last night. That says everything that needs to be said.

This means that the company that is arguably in charge of more of the world’s communication than any other has now fired a promising engineer for stating a series of established scientific truths. That’s worth thinking about.”

That Google Memo…

Date: August 09, 2017

01) That Google Memo

Google Fires Memo Boy:
Gizmodo article:
VP Diversity Response:
Quillette article:

Maybe, in the grander scheme, it’s good that this happened?

It rips open the culture within Google, the business entity…And lets us all see what is behind, the grocery list of trespasses Google is guilty for.

Google Fires James Damore, Confirming His Memo’s Point: The Case for a Tech First Amendment:

Stephen Hicks: From the Falsification of Marxism to Post-Modernism…

Date: August 08, 2017

01) Stephen Hicks: From the Falsification of Marxism to Post-Modernism

“Stephen Ronald Craig Hicks is a Canadian-American philosopher who teaches at Rockford University, where he also directs the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship.

In 2004 he wrote a book named “Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault” which was e.g. recommended by Jordan Peterson for understanding postmodernism”

EFF Wins Court Ruling Upholding Invalidation of Bad Patent That Threatened Podcasters…

Date: August 07, 2017

01) EFF Wins Court Ruling Upholding Invalidation of Bad Patent That Threatened Podcasters

“San Francisco, California—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) won a court ruling today affirming that an infamous podcasting patent used by a patent troll to threaten podcasters big and small was properly held invalid by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

A unanimous decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will, for now, keep podcasting safe from this patent.

In October 2013, EFF filed a petition at the USPTO challenging the so-called podcasting patent owned by Personal Audio and asking the court to use an expedited process for taking a second look at the patent. More than one thousand people donated to our Save Podcasting campaign to support our efforts.”