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Where Democracy Fails

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Math and Science

A guest blog, by Michael Richter There is a bizarre notion that infects society from time to time, and that bizarre notion is that democracy works universally. It doesn’t. I’m not even talking here about how some cultures are not ready for democracy and how trying to force democracy on them proves invariably to be […]

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An open letter to Statistics Canada

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Math and Science, Politics and Activism

To whom it may concern; As a citizen of Canada I have to express concern over your steadfast refusal to acknowledge the valid concerns of the people who elect the government and through their taxes pay your salaries. Although the current government is taking a ham-handed approach to people’s concern about the long form of […]

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Astrology is bullshit

Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Math and Science, Technology

That title probably goes without saying for the bulk of my readers, but hey, some people get here by search engines. There are many reasons why astrology is bullshit: It has been shown to be no more effective than random guessing and cold reading It has no mechanism of operation No two astrologers agree It […]

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Scamming the scammer

Current Events, Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security

It was a slow weekend at the Squid-o-dome, so I decided to actually read my spam to see if there was anything interesting. There wasn’t, of course, but hey, you never know. I did, however, receive this wonderful news: This is to inform you that you have been selected for a cash prize of 1,000,000 […]

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