Wikipedia records a list of common misconceptions: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_common_misconceptions
Recent interestingness: 61 kinds of cognitive bias, using sting rays to map the ocean floor, and what different cultures can teach about boredom… https://pinboard.in/u:anticontent/t:interesting/
The orange menace
This may be the darkest thing I’ve read on what I’ll laughably call “the Trump administration” to date. Fucking. Hell. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-55236260
“When the young [Ralph] Vaughan Williams asked his mother about Darwin's [then] controversial book On the Origin of Species, she answered, "The Bible says that God made the world in six days. Great Uncle Charles thinks it took longer: but we need not worry about it, for it is equally wonderful either way".
I'm now a Contributing Editor at Damn Interesting. My first short-form curio is 'The Trouble With Triples' https://www.damninteresting.com/curio/the-trouble-with-triples/
Recent loveliness: beavers of Exmoor, handwritten notes by Darwin, and a touching piece on Michael J Fox: https://pinboard.in/u:anticontent/t:lovely/
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One of my favourite bits of internet, every Wednesday evening. Coldcut’s Matt Black jamming on Twitch for a couple of hours: https://twitch.tv/coldcutofficial
“ Of all the mammals on Earth, 60% are livestock, 36% are humans and only 4% are wild.” https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/02/no-kill-lab-grown-meat-to-go-on-sale-for-first-time
The time-honoured castle parrot.
Writer, researcher and editor. An autumnal, bookish sort. Eremetic tendencies.
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