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Hello, I am an educational psychologist who is an Associate Professor and department chairperson at Shawnee State University (southern Ohio, US).

I'm reading Goudsmit's 1947 book _Alsos_ about the investigation of the Nazi nuclear program. The chapter "It Can't Happen Here" where he reflects on the differences b/w American and German science is really interesting. Here's a quick review. 1/9

"tech is ethically neutral" is "guns don't kill people" for techbros

Imagine running for president on a "nothing will fundamentally change" campaign slogan in America 😂

After listing to Tiny Desk Concerts podcasts for several years, I’ve realized the word “tiny” was not a reference to the size of the desk.

there are people whose opinions i respect and approximately none of them are rando commenters on the internet

> Uber’s business model shifts the vehicle cost…that traditional companies used to incur to its “independent contractor” drivers. Passenger fares need to cover total (Uber plus driver) costs. But shifting the burden of vehicle costs and financing onto drivers makes those costs higher, since hundreds of thousands of drivers with limited capital and business experience cannot possibly manage these costs as well as even a typi­cal traditional cab company. 🐘

Did you already see the insanely beautiful Map of the by Eleanor Lutz? 🌌

She published the code and a tutorial on how she made it. ❤️

#2161 "An Apple a Day" Show more

I very much appreciated how the docudrama Chernobyl portrayed average Russians doing their absolute best to recover in incredibly frustrating and deadly circumstances.

learned aggression, violent video games, guns, research Show more

Interesting interview with Jaron Lanier (2018):

Question: “How [do you] respond to the argument that without viable alternatives, walking away from Facebook or social media more generally is a privilege?”

JL: "If you’re privileged enough to have the option of walking away from social media, and yet you don’t, you’re failing to use your privilege to defeat a system that traps other people who are less fortunate than you."

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