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Kenneth Silber



New Jersey

Writer, editor and fact-checker. Science, politics, history, travel. More info and clips:

196 Posts

  1. A science-based perspective.
  2. Notes on political language.
  3. This book's getting a lot of (deserved) attention. I look at its virtues and some limits.
  4. Some legal strategies.
  5. Examining a bogus quote.
  6. Reading an arcane book sparks an old memory.
  7. Contemplating cosmic mysteries with mathematician Edward Frenkel.
  8. A valuable book.
  9. I look at a grim possibility.
  10. I look at a grim possibility.
  11. "There are obvious differences between Trump and Napoleon — Trump avoided the draft and was not a successful general; Napoleon was never elected and conquered large parts of Europe; Trump’s coup attempt was unsuccessful."
  12. I look at geography, real and imagined.
  13. There's a lot of truth to this.
  14. “The Court holds there is scant direct evidence regarding whether the Presidency is one of the positions subject to disqualification." Makes no sense at all. An insurrectionist is barred from Congress but not the presidency?
  15. A new book, A City on Mars: Can We Settle Space, Should We Settle Space, and Have We Really Thought This Through? by Kelly and Zach Weinersmith, argues that space colonies are likely to function like company towns, with a single employer exerting vast control over residents’ live
  16. I look at some options in social media and beyond.
  17. An excellent article drawn from experience.
  18. Intriguing
  19. Noah Smith: "adjudicating which group is 'indigenous' is an extremely difficult exercise. There is basically no group of human beings alive today whose ancestors were the first culture or racial group to find an unoccupied, virgin plot of land. Nor were they created by the gods o

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