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We Don’t Know What We’re Replacing: Pollanism is Now a School of Thought

In a recent essay for The Believer, Damion Searls writes that “these days we are more or less at the macronutrient stage of understanding books, aware of only three things a book is or does: you can buy a book, you can hold it, and it delivers information.” Searls, summoning the power of Michael Pollan’s […]

The Milgram Experiment Is Destined to Repeat Itself Forever

New research on the effects of violent video games, reports the New York Times, has shown that playing Mortal Kombat for fifteen minutes made subjects more “aggressive.” But how did they record that? Recall that in the early 1960s Stanley Milgram’s notorious experiment tested the human willingness to torture people with electric shock when under […]