Thinking Out Aloud

Blog URL:http://lorenzo-thinkingoutaloud.blogspot.com/
Blog Tags:books, history, medieval, analysing bigotry, sexuality, economics, religion, philosophy, public policy
Country:Australia
State/Province:Victoria
Location:Melbourne

A blog of book reviews, occasional film reviews and posts on matters of interest



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Sex and gender

on Oct 21, 2017 in: history, sexuality

This is based on a comment I made here.If you think the bodies are sexed (clearly true) and psyches are sexed (a bit murkier, but broadly true) then it is easy to get more than two genders.Male (male in body and psyche)Female (female in body and psyc...

Recently read the following comment:A second example i’ll give is Black Lives Matter. One is labeled racist/white supremacist/white nationalist/nazi if you say “no, All Lives Matter.” But the problem isn’t a devaluation or disrespect to the g...

A useful podcast on what data science is, how to use and what gets in the way of using it. Part of a continuing series.

I find the persistence of belief in socialism surprising (an example here), particularly given that Venezuela and North Korea both, in their different ways, display, yet again, the disastrous results in poverty, human misery and tyranny of "actually...

This is based on a comment I made here.If turning points in asset prices could be reliably predicted, they wouldn't happen (since no none would buy at the "about to be seriously undercut" price).The "bubble" folk don't seem to understand that calling...

Ron Unz has produced two pieces of statistical analysis on ethnicity and crime in the US providing evidence that there is no distinctive tendency among Hispanics to have a higher crime rate, once other factors are controlled for, while there is clear...

I am a great admirer of work of the C14th Muslim intellectual Abū Zayd ‘Abd ar-Raḥmān ibn Muḥammad ibn Khaldūn al-Ḥaḍramī (1332-1406), known as Ibn Khaldun. I gave a paper on his thought to the University of Melbourne Medieval Roundtabl...