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Francis Hunt
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So proud to be involved in this exciting new site! 

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" Nodding to a concept in quantum mechanics, the Urban Dictionary defines a “Schrödinger’s douchebag” as someone who makes an unacceptable remark and then waits to see the reaction before declaring retrospectively whether they meant it for real or were “just joking”."

A long read, but well worth it ...

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"God was hacked by the American dream some time ago."

As an atheist, I don't often post stuff by explicitly Christian authors, but this one made me think (and occasionally chuckle!) ...



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A snapshot of particular aspects of American culture today, a really excellent long read.

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For those who read German: this one really makes you think.

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For a change - something ultimately positive:

" ... Look back over the decade of social media, and ask yourself: what are the defining American political, legislative or juridical actions — not opinions or hot takes or stump speeches — of this era, the ones that will get mentioned in the history textbooks that our grandchildren study.

I would list seven: The election (and re-election) of the first African-American president; the largest expansion of health care coverage in generations; the Supreme Court decision endorsing gay marriage as a constitutional right; drug sentencing reform and the end of marijuana prohibition; the Iran nuclear deal; the normalization of US-Cuban relations; and the Paris climate accord. Yes, you could list a hundred divisive and polarizing ideas that were floated during that period, but the ideas that actually generated enough popular support to be transformed into action were consistently ones that favored tolerance, empathy, and collaboration. ..."

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