Where Are We Going? Movement and Mobility in Mesolithic Research.

By Dr. Thomas Kador Research Fellow University of Bristol School of Arts Originally published in Internet Archaeology as Kador, T. 2007 ‘Where are we going? Movement and Mobility in Mesolithic Research’, Internet Archaeology 22. https://doi.org/10.11141/ia.22.2 Internet Archaeology 22:2 (2007) Summary In this article I will discuss some of the most dominant approaches to early prehistoric, and in[…]

Machine Bias

Bernard Parker, left, was rated high risk; Dylan Fugett was rated low risk. (Josh Ritchie for ProPublica) There’s software used across the country to predict future criminals. And it’s biased against blacks. By Julia Angwin, Jeff Larson, Surya Mattu and Lauren Kirchner / 05.23.2016 On a spring afternoon in 2014, Brisha Borden was running late to[…]

What Virtues, and Why?

By Dr. Massimo Pigliucci Professor of Philosophy City College of New York – CUNY Here comes another post on ethics! This one is, I must admit, somewhat meta-ethical, despite my recent post about the limited value of meta-ethical discussions when it comes to debates in first-order ethics. As I pointed out in the discussion that[…]

A Little Proportionality When Reporting on Terrorism, Please

shutterstock.com By Mark Daniels / 05.23.2016 Terrorists are in the business of engaging in a kind of asymmetric warfare. Their power dwarfed by nations with standing armies and sophisticated military establishments, they give vent to their grievances through shocking attacks that require, not armies, but individuals or small cadres. Terrorist groups make a small investment[…]

Should Dems Be Freaking Out? In First, National Polling Average Shows Trump Over Clinton

Latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey found that the negative ratings for the two presumptive nominees are the highest in the history of the poll.  (Photos: Associated Press) By Lauren McCauley / 05.23.2016 After weeks of polls showing Donald Trump gaining on Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s once sizable lead, for the first time on Monday,[…]

Media Lays into Bernie’s ‘Lesser of Two Evils’ Comment. Actually, He’s Right!

Senator Sanders. Photo Source: John Pemble via Flickr Creative Commons. By Matthew A. McIntosh / 05.23.2016 Brewminate Editor-in-Chief In an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week, Bernie Sanders said, “We need a campaign, an election, coming up which does not have two candidates who are really very, very strongly disliked. I don’t want[…]

Bugs and Beasts Before the Law: Medieval to Early Modern Animal Trials

Detail from frontispiece of The Criminal Prosecution and Capital Punishment of Animals (1906) by E.P.Evans Murderous pigs sent to the gallows, sparrows prosecuted for chattering in church, a gang of thieving rats let off on a wholly technical acquittal – theoretical psychologist and author Nicholas Humphrey* explores the strange world of medieval animal trials. By[…]

Death Comes to Stonehenge: The Burned Remains

Stonehenge. Photo by Thanh-Tung Nguyen / Creative Commons By Dr. Kathryn Meyers Emery Research Fellow, Anthropology Michigan State University There is something mysterious about Stonehenge. I have a very distinct memory of visiting Stonehenge as a child, seeing the standing rocks in the distance Perhaps it was the fog and grey skies that imparted a mystical feeling[…]

Former Republican Senator Bob Bennett Dies at 82 – Slaps Trump from Deathbed

Former Republican Senator Bob Bennett By Joe Clark / 05.22.2016 On the fourth floor of George Washington University Hospital, former Republican Senator Bob Bennett lay in his hospital bed partially paralyzed after suffering a stroke just 48 hours prior. Bennett fought a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer before succumbing to the disease at his home on[…]