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Justin Strawhand
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Eat the Stars

(3) Comments | Posted April 1, 2012 | 4:20 PM

The New York Times essay contest, which asks meat-eaters to defend their meat eating, ironically puts carnivores in the crosshairs. While it's doubtful that the contest will do much more than inflame passions on either side of the debate, recent developments in science could solve the...

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A History of Weaponized Language

(5) Comments | Posted March 26, 2012 | 5:07 PM

During their conquest of the Indus civilization, the avant-garde of the invading Aryan army included priests tasked with reciting, with ultimate fidelity, the "magic words" of the Vedic texts. These incantations, or mantras, if pronounced with slavish precision, were believed to aid in the victory of the advancing...

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