"How to Make a Peace Treaty"

Bumped across this in my "Watch Later" list on Youtube today on the path to peace in Northern Ireland.

Wish I felt more optimistic about the short-to-medium term prospects for peace in a particular part of the world that's popped into the news again in recent days.

On falling for the lies brought about by authoritarianism

Random links

Companies with good ESG scores pollute as much as low-rated rivals
"ESG ratings have little to no relation to carbon intensity, even when considering only the environmental pillar of these ratings"
Manvir Singh on Twitter
"Advocates of Paleo-inspired carnivore diets (e.g., @PaulSaladinoMD @SBakerMD) often point to the Inuit as having a traditionally carnivorous diet. Yet there are at least five problems with using the Inuit as the quintessential ancestral carnivores". Eaten half-digested contents from the stomachs of animals is one of those kind of foods that doesn't sound very appetising.
The true trigger of shame: social devaluation is sufficient, wrongdoing is unnecessary
"Exclusion increased shame. Under-contribution did not. In fact, even the highest contributors tended to feel shame when excluded. These findings strongly suggest that the true trigger of shame is the prospect or actuality of being devalued by others."

Should you trust a report on science?

This honestly isn't a bad heuristic in a lot of highly politicized areas:

A sign that you might want to trust a source:

If they say, "We're not sure." Or, "The evidence suggests X. But the quality of that evidence isn't too strong, so better research is needed."

A sign that you should be wary of a source:

If they say, "The science is settled."


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