MichaelWouldn't it be interesting if all pundits had to disclose where their funding comes from? Like politicians do, and that information was available on a website like opensecrets.org. It might really help distinguish between news, journalism, and paid lobbying.
Two student journalists from the Eagle Eye, Stoneman Douglas high school’s newspaper, interviewed the Vermont senator about the search for a breakthrough in the gun debate – and his own voting record
Michael"People say, 'Oh, the American people are divided on the issue of guns.' Well, you know what, by and large the American people are not divided. It is this Republican Congress that is controlled by the NRA that is the problem."
MichaelSome of the worst air quality in the entire US is in and around the Bay Area right now. The US government's air quality website is also unable to keep up with traffic it's getting, but here's a screenshot if you can't get it to load. airnow.gov/index.cfm?acti… #AmAnth2018 #AAA2018 pic.twitter.com/XULOZIpwyy
Social media networks that allow hatred to spread unchecked should be "deplatformed," according to a technology writer who investigates hate groups.
Michael"anti-Semitism ... has been part of our culture for a long time. What we are seeing now are new expressions. They call themselves the alt-right, Proud Boys, Soldiers of Odin. They are Nazis. " [email protected] on @TheCurrentCBC today. #cdnpoli
Are we alone in this vast universe? Some think that’s highly unlikely. With new technologies joining the search, NASA estimates we’ll find definitive evidence of aliens within 20 to 30 years. Which raises the vital question: And then what? Will the...
Michael"Alien Contact: What Happens Next?- panel includes fellow space anthropologist and SETI researcher Kathryn Denning, astrophysicist @david_kipping, philosopher Karen Lewis, and biophysicist Marcelo Magnasco. Moderated by @wendyzuk. (June 3rd @WorldSciFest)
Syllabus of social science in SETI and astrobiology, under active development.
Hosted on the Open Science Framework
MichaelFind all of the above articles and more reading on social science of SETI in my new syllabus under active development: "Social Science in the Search for Extraterrestrial Life and Intelligence." PDF of Version 1.0 is up now in an @OSFramework project here