Category Archives: Civilization

Thred Tryout

Will Wright, the creator of the various Sims games, has a new mobile phone app called Thred. It’s an easy thing to create memes, or short stories. I’m having a bit of fun with it. Here’s a story inspired by … Continue reading

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Cousin Marriage and the Birth of Civil Society

Steve Sailer has an interesting tidbit on how the Catholic Church’s ban on cousin marriage helped diminish tribal thinking in Europe – which laid the foundation for what we think of as civil society. Here. Francis Fukuyama is as shallow … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Pretty Much Everything

Recommended by Terence Tao, one of my favorite math bloggers. From his Google Buzz feed

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