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Assorted links for 09/22/2019

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1. M.I.T. Media Lab, Already Rattled by the Epstein Scandal, Has a New Worry (society, NYT) 2. A Pastafarian hilariously trolled a town council meeting. The stakes are profoundly serious (society, Vox) 3. To Feed a Hot Planet, They’re Making More Efficient Plants (climate, NYT) 4. Is the New Meat Any Better Than the Old Meat? (food, NYT)

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Tom Holland has written another book! Christianity is the most enduring and influential legacy of the ancient world, and its emergence the single most transformative development in Western history. Even the increasing number in the West today who have abandoned the faith of their forebears, and dismiss all religion as pointless superstition, remain recognisably its heirs. Seen close-up, the division between a sceptic and a believer may seem unbridgeable. Widen the focus, though, and Christianity’s […]

Assorted links for 08/04/2019

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1. How Climate Change Could Trigger the Next Global Financial Crisis 2. Tomorrow’s Gods: What is the future of religion? 3. The Invention of Money by John Lanchester 4. American Wealth Is Broken by Maura Cheeks 5. The Human Cost of Amber by Katharine Gammon 6. Imagining all the reasons you might not make time for your book by Grant Snider