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Scott Shaffer
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Are geneticists searching too hard for purpose?
Scientists say they've discovered a function for 80% of our DNA, but George Johnson has some doubts. 
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Man, that last act was embarrassing.
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Maybe if Facebook and Apple put their heads together, they can end the feudal SMS system.
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Is income inequality natural? The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. Why? Mike Konczal and Josh Bevins figure it out.
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Art and philosophy. Turns out the art's bleh (looks like the minimalist movie posters from last year, just not as funny), the philosophy's wobbly (I don't think that's the best definition of reductionism), and the connection between the two varies from superficial (black and white for absolutism?) to mysterious (forward slash for skepticism?).
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Steve Jobs Resigns As CEO Of Apple. MG Siegler. posted 1 min ago. Comments. View Author Page I'm on Twitter. MG Siegler has been writing for TechCrunch since 2009. He covers the web, mobile, socia...
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"Secularists make up some 15 percent of the global population, or about 1 billion people... Despite their large numbers, little is known about this group of people."

Who knew that secularists cared about ethics? If only they had written more about their beliefs.

http://jbooks.com/secularculture/Spinoza.htm
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/locke/
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/hume/
http://www.utilitarianism.com/jsmill.htm
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Indiana Jones, baby.
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Protips for today: Build a standing desk (for cheap!) using Ikea parts. In the omnibar, press ctrl+enter to change "text" to "www.text.com". Don't install Angry Birds on anything, ever.
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Poring over these stories: AT&T puts the brakes on unlimited-data users, Congress demands more online spying, FCC measures Internet speeds, and patent trolls ruin everything.
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    Associate Editor, 2011 - present
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Editor at Bloggingheads.tv. Twin Cities zealot.
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Can solve a Rubik's cube in a couple minutes. Knows which plurals of octopus are acceptable. Uses "that" for restrictive clauses and "which" for nonrestrictive clauses.
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    Philosophy, 2004 - 2008
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