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April 2018

"On Earth Day, you shouldn't feel guilty about your plastic trash"

I should have posted this last week, but needless to say, the argument is still valid.

While thousands of tons of the plastic floating out there were thrown away, they weren’t thrown away here. Asia is home to five out of the five biggest plastic polluters.

A bit more detail is in "Shocking report reveals that 95% of plastic polluting the world's oceans comes from just TEN rivers including the Ganges and Niger".

"The shocking truth of Stanley Milgram’s obedience experiments"

Confirmation bias? Check.

Tiny, non-random sample? Check.

Data mining? Check and double check.

Failure to replicate? Check.

The world famous Milgram experiment is in tatters. (Link is to a recent New Scientist article which except for the first few paragraphs is gated. But I read it. Here are some highlights from an NPR interview with the author, Gina Perry.. Here's a link to her book about the experiment.)