Let’s get your mental corn popping, shall we?
Alanna Durkin Richer and Lindsay Whitehurst: 1 verdict, and then 6 police killings across America in 24 hours. Associated Press
Ibram X. Kendi: compliance will not save me. The Atlantic
Judas and the Black Messiah, Explained – Self-Preservation Won’t Save You. The Take
Chi Luu: how being polite with the police can backfire. JSTOR Daily
Mimi Fox Melton and Karla Monterosso: if you want a truly equitable workplace, get over your fear of conflict. Fast Company
Michael Luo relates the forgotten history of the purging of Chinese from America. The New Yorker
Ryan Lenora Brown: Séverine Autesserre has seen peacekeeping fail. Here’s her advice on getting it right. Christian Science Monitor
I Kissed a Girl: the messy legacy of a queerbait hit. Melina Pendulum
Matthew Wills: eighteenth-century spies in the European silk industry. JSTOR Daily
Rachael Stephen shares some tools for soothing and survival.
Oliver Burkeman explores the idea of the clockwork universe: is free will an illusion? The Guardian
Gordon Johnston highlights the pink supermoon April 26 and celestial events over the next month. NASA Solar System Exploration
April’s “pink” supermoon around the world—in pictures. The Guardian
Calla Cofield: astronomers release new all-sky map of the Milky Way. NASA
Nina Munteanu wants you to watch Borealis.
Kate Kellaway interviews tree whisperer, Suzanne Simard: “They get along, they listen—they’re attuned.” The Guardian
Guy Kawasaki has a conversation about conservation with Dr. Jane Goodall. Remarkable People Podcast
Sophia Quaglia reports that scientists find a way to remove polluting micro-plastics with bacteria. The Guardian
Royce Kurmelov explains how solar power continues to shock the world. The Guardian
Communication while dreaming. SciShow Psych
Tessa Vikander: beavers chew through a 4.5-inch-thick tube, disrupting power to 900 BC customers. CTV
Thank you for taking the time to visit, and I hope you took away something to inspire a future creative project.
Until next tipsday, be well and stay safe, be kind, and stay strong. The world needs your stories!
One thought on “Thoughty Thursday: Things that made me go hmmmm on the interwebz, April 25-May 1, 2021”
Thank you Melanie for drawing my attention to this article. I’ve been a student of ‘free will’ (and its cousin, consciousness) for some time now. This article added a lot to the discussion, if not definitive answers.
I’m in the skeptics camp, though prefer the label biological materialism or determinism, but still go in spiral thinking about what came first in making a decision, the chain of causation. I’m not depressed about it but I see the angst and amazed rejection from friends when we engage in this sort of discussion. I wrote a blog post on the topic some months ago on my site. Maybe you’d like to read it. https://afspublishing.ca/7-willpower/
Thanks for the link.
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