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Terrible Science Was Used To Justify Smoking Bans

H/T Harley for this Slate article: We Used Terrible Science to Justify Smoking Bans Will we look at the new evidence for long enough to at least consider whether we’ve gone too far? By Jacob Grier The gist of this … Continue reading

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Bandeirantes Beach

I’m a model builder. I build models of all sorts of things. And over the last 20 or so years I’ve slowly built a model – a computer simulation model – of the solar system, with all the planets going … Continue reading

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Not-Yet-Fully-Formed Brain Areas

H/T Audrey Silk, “[M]ost smokers first try cigarettes as youth, before the areas of their brain responsible for rational decision-making and risk perception have been fully formed. For these reasons, smoking should not be viewed as a rational behavior.” Lots … Continue reading

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Nine Inch Nails

This post started as a response to one of Jax’s always-interesting comments, this time about how, however diligent they may be about standing up for the rights of blacks/gays/muslims/women/etc,  nobody ever notices the discrimination being practised against smokers, nobody stands … Continue reading

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Was Monty An Anti?

This question arose after I saw the following fragment from The Desert Fox (1951). It took me ages to extract the clip from the movie, and get it so that it started and stopped at the right place. In it … Continue reading

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Smokers’ Lives Matter

I’ve been thinking about oppressed minorities. And it occurred to me that as soon as anyone belongs to any minority, they’ll automatically find themselves being oppressed. Belonging to any minority always entails being oppressed. Because minorities are always being outvoted, … Continue reading

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A Volunteer in the New Great War

But for the smoking ban, I think I would have carried on slowly developing Idle Theory, as I had already done for 30 years, tinkering away at it like some eccentric English inventor in his garden workshop. But when the … Continue reading

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