Links van 18 juli 2015 tot 28 juli 2015

The Corbyn Effect | The Disorder Of Things
Blair and company argue that the Tories crave a Corbyn win, but the trap has been set a move beyond that: Cameron and Osborne can rest confident that the terror of electoral wipe-out will have a neo-Blairite Labour party galloping towards their position anyway. Always fighting the last war, and on a badly-chosen battlefield. The Labour mainstream cannot adapt to new parameters, cannot think except in the abjection of the spectre of a hard left, even as they appoint themselves the true custodians of the world-to-come.

John Horton Conway: the world’s most charismatic mathematician | Siobhan Roberts | Science | The Guardian
On a late September day in 1956, John Horton Conway left home with a trunk on his back. He was a skinny 18-year-old, with long, unkempt hair – a sort of proto-hippie – and although he generally preferred to go barefoot, on this occasion he wore strappy Jesus sandals. He travelled by steam train from Liverpool to Cambridge, where he was to start life as an undergraduate. During the five-hour journey, via Crewe with a connection in Bletchley, something dawned on him: this was a chance to reinvent himself.

Startups And The Big Lie | TechCrunch
Lying is a requisite and daily part of being a founder, the grease that keeps the startup flywheel running. No one likes to put it that way of course. Instead, we use phrases like “hustling” and “fake it until you make it” to make the idea of lying more palatable. “Information control” is among the most important skills a founder has traditionally needed for success, and these euphemisms change nothing of the daily behavior.

Have anti-GMO activists gone off the rails? – Notes & Errata by Mark Morford
Example after example, Saletan shows how anti-GMOers, far more than advocates (who are far from perfect, obviously), have become the worst kind of hypocrites, repeating lies and long-discredited myths to the point that not only have genetically modified foods, seeds and plants been demonized far beyond their actual threat (which is, scientifically and nutritionally speaking, negligible) they’ve turned the anti-GMO argument into the exact kind of toxic dogma these same progressives usually decry about the conservative mind-set: that is, a nasty calcification of thought, extreme righteousness, willful disregard of fact.

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