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The Neurodiversity Case for Free Speech

Fabulous article, beautifully written. Geoffrey Miller in Quillette. Here’s the problem. America’s informal ‘speech norms’, which govern what we’re allowed to say and what we’re not, were created and imposed by ‘normal’ brains, for ‘normal’ brains to obey and enforce. Formal speech codes at American universities were also written by and for the ‘neurotypical’ Asperger’sautismfree speechgeoffrey millerliberalityneurodiversityPhilosophy…

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed the World

Listen to Michael Lewis discuss his latest book on Freakonomics Radio: “The Men Who Started a Thinking Revolution” (skip to 1:50) and on Charlie Rose (much better than the former discussion); plus some print reviews in the New York Times, The New Yorker, the FT and The Economist. Below is a draft encyclopedia entry on Daniel Kahneman (and Amos…

Canada’s Greatest Public Intellectual

Jordan Peterson is Canada’s greatest public intellectual, not by design (he doesn’t have the self-aggrandizing tendencies of other “academics”), but has had to assume this mantle merely by being thrust into the spotlight by the PC fuckwittery at the University of Toronto and the Ontario Human Rights Commission. Well they fucked with the wrong guy; someone who…