Stargate Origins

I guess it shouldn't be too surprising that they're putting together a Stargate spinoff. Will I watch it? Probably at least one episode but I'm fairly skeptical about the long-term prospects here:

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Why Cities Live Forever
"One reason for constant urban growth is that the bigger the city, the more efficient it is, because of economies of scale."
Does Activism in Social Science Explain Conservatives’Distrust of Scientists?
"Data from the General Social Survey suggest that conservatives have be-come less trustful of scientists since the 1970s. ... the General Social Survey data concern trust in scientists, not in science. We suggest that conservatives’ diminishing trust in scientists reflects the fact that scientists in certain fields, particularly social science, have increasingly adopted a liberal-activist stance, seeking to influence public policy in a liberal direction."
Microsoft's CEO Just Gave Some Brilliant Career Advice. Here It Is in 1 Sentence
"Don't be a know-it-all; be a learn-it-all."

"John Cleese vs Extremism"

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Feminism and the problem of supertoxic masculinity
"The method popular activist culture has adopted is to work toward a state of zero dominance expression in all possible local and global hierarchies, with this leading to a substantially higher risk of psychopathic males going straight to the top of the megamachine"
East and West have opposite views of personal success, according to psychologists
"Americans are much more likely to favor being a big fish in a small pond. East Asians, and specifically Chinese people, are much more likely than Americans to lean towards being a smaller fish in a bigger (i.e. more impressive) pond."
Political Conservatives’ Affinity for Obedience to Authority Is Loyal, Not Blind
"Conservatives have the more positive moral views of obedience only when the authorities are conservative (e.g., commanding officers); liberals do when the authorities are liberal (e.g., environmentalists). The two camps agree about obeying ideologically neutral authorities (e.g., office managers). Obedience itself is not ideologically divisive."


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