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C'mon down deja vul: another U Colo lecture, w/ great brownies at reception afterwards!
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Freaky breakthrough: blue-black dress/einstein-monroe cultural worldview detection tool
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Judges biased? How about lawyers? Students? You? Cats? It's all here...
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Pretty sure cats are the definition of shameless.
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"Measurement problem" published but unsolved...
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Communicating the 'normality' of normal climate science--a fragment
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Thanks +Dan Kahan! It's exactly what I need to supplement a lesson I'm doing next week with my 8th grade classes. I'll have to keep it down to a few sentences otherwise they'll complain bitterly there are simply too many "woooords". I had to comment on "Theoretical Grounding" before I read farther. Lovely explanation.
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Pakistani Dr & Kentucky Farmer get into loads of trouble at Annenberg Public Policy Center!


http://www.culturalcognition.net/blog/2015/4/3/pakistani-dr-kentucky-farmer-cause-uprising-of-agitated-refl.html
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I think that you need to pay a lot more attention to the US political process, one in which all ideas needing funding or regulatory attention need to fit into two boxes, the one labeled "D" and/or the one labeled "R".

So in terms of South Florida, I think that the locals have stumbled upon a bipartisan funding mechanism for things that need doing "now" or "anyway".  But to what extent can any of them, (or us) including those that give at least lip service to the idea that climate change is real, actually act in ways that demonstrate that they are taking that into account in their own life choices.  And, if so, why do they continue to own property in South Florida (or many other places)?

And in terms of the general political process, and all sorts of potential campaign issues,  I don't think that the cataloging is happening independently of outside influence.

My thoughts for now, copied and pasted from a only somewhat related comment I made on a +Steve Faktor post regarding a "be fruitful and multiply" approach to political domination:

But how do you think politics in this country works, anyway?  

Are the two best qualified people in the whole country to be President Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton?

What are the Koch brothers and friends up to?  As I see it, politically, via organizations like ALEC, they recognize that by paying attention to geographical biases in the ways in which voters of different ilks are spread between urban and rural areas, and careful attention to all sorts of here to fore unnoticed local elections, and off year elections in which it is hard to get the more mobile (younger and more liberal) members of society re-registered, voting boundaries can be manipulated, and we can end up with results that don't match actual population demographics.

If we evaluate, for example Wal Mart, sure, you could say that all those small town folks just made a bunch of very short term decisions that undercut their own jobs and futures while providing Wal Mart with the sorts of tax breaks they claim to oppose.  Or, you could notice that Sam Walton saw the big picture and was the one behind the scene pulling the strings.
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*"strongest evidence to date" on""97% consensus messaging": time to move on
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A WaPo essay (I don't want to call it an article), which referenced your blog, pushes many of my buttons for the reasons why so-called "science reporting" is so bad, not the least because they -- writer and editors -- appeared not to fully grasp the crux of the criticism and certainly didn't  convey any of the possible or likely weaknesses of the study. 

...oh, and a headline having the words "think they found" devolves, several paragraphs down, to the actual language in which the "authors concluded by suggesting that this finding could". Though, even "finding" is a bit presumptive. 
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Right & left display biased assessments of evidence of social mobility in US
Abstract The ability to move upward in social class or economic position (i.e., social mobility) is a defining feature of the American Dream, yet recent public-opinion polls indicate that many Americans are losing confidence in the essential fairness of the system and their opportunities for financial advancement. In two studies, we examined Americans’ perceptions of both current levels of mobility in the United States and temporal trends in mobi...
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