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On Flow and Water

I watched Flow last night and though I did know about the evils of water privatization in other countries, I had no idea that communities (Michigan is featured) right here in the US are fighting huge multi-nationals for their own…

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Slate on Pepper: Stolen for Research

Daniel Engber, senior editor at Slate, has posted the first of a five-part series about animals used for research. “Pepper, the stolen dog who changed American science,” thankfully wasn’t called Pepper, the stolen dog that changed American science,” so that…

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Steve Best on The Left’s Ignorance of Cognitive Ethology

Steve Best’s verbal presentation of his ideas sometimes irks me. It’s over-the-top, for me, and I often resent the time I must spend working through the ranting. But “Minding the Animals: Ethology and the Obsolescence of Left Humanism” is a…

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