Sunday, June 12, 2005

Smarter Than I # 6

Jim Anderson of Decorabilia has graciously allowed me to host the sixth edition of the Smarter Than I blog carnival. Here are the results:

1. Coturnix of Science and Politics directs us to Thread the Needle, who, while guest posting over at Total Information Awareness News produced this essay showing that many laymen inappropriately use the language of scientific research. Coturnix also recommends this post which illustrates how science nerds engage in the fiendish practice of catblogging.

2. In a similar vein, PZ Myers at Pharygula directs to Friday Salamander Blogging at Afarensis.

3. Pamela of Atlas Shrugs admires this Arnold Kling column, which suggests that collectivists feel rather than think when making policy proposals.

4. An anonymous contributor suggests that we read Joe-6-Pack as he deconstructs the argument that the U.S. invaded Afghanistan in 2001 in order to seize control of that nation's subsoil resources.

5. Mark Olson at Pseudopolymath points us to James R. Rummel's analysis of the future of aircraft carriers at Chicago Boyz. He also appreciated Rick Sander's statistical study demonstrating that affirmative action at law schools hurts the people it is intended to help.

6. Kathy B. (no blog listed) enjoyed American expat Elyse Sewell's musings on finding food in Tokyo.

7. Jim Anderson of Decorabilia thinks that we should read Jon Rowe's explanation of discontinuity between the universes of Marvel Comics. He also enjoyed Fafblog's humorous exploration of the Commerce Clause as interpreted in the recent Gonzalez vs. Raisch decision.

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