Crank Magnetism: A Romance

Chapter 1: The Forbidden Syllabus
Chapter 2: A Streetcar Named Heterodoxy
Chapter 3: Held Hostage at Howard’s Inn
Chapter 4: Nanoparticles… of Love

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19 Nov
Scientific racism is really big with Canadian public intellectuals, not enough people seem to know this
A reputation for civility/passive aggression is no bar to embracing and promoting junk science
You might even say we punch above our weight internationally on this front
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17 Nov
the cloud just means there is no boundary between work and not work
your own movements are increasingly irrelevant

this is the dream
just realizing now that the real timeframe for my book was the historical period in which radical mobility and not the radical irrelevance of mobility was the cutting edge
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16 Nov
when you are very good at Critical Thinking...
...and also just an all-around decent person
Anyway, apparently she's taken it upon herself to make some things up about me. I'm not the first she's done this to (see images 2-4), and I don't know what she imagines the point is, but here you are.

Also, there's plenty of space in my Irish Studies class, coming in January!
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16 Nov
the University of Austin is a land of contrasts
why, there are more contrasts here in a week than Australia had in 200 years
I don't know if it's funnier that celebademics and grandees bit at a "campus free speech" scam *by someone known for trying to get profs fired for speech*,

or that they couldn't even stick it for two weeks,

or that Haidt and Gladwell are "sending" people to a nonexistent campus
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16 Nov
Maybe it's just my rationality talking, but if the Board of Advisors wasn't supposed to endorse the University of Austin's claims... then why are they leaving?
Anyway I love that Steven Pinker, who plainly signed onto this without looking into it, taught them about the importance of critical thinking. He taught me about not fabricating sources the exact same way
I guess this is what it's like to be cancelled in the back
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15 Nov
should I apply to work at University if Austin and if so in what field
I was going to correct that to “University of Austin” but given the nature of the thing “if” seems a whole lot closer to the mark
I initially assumed history but then I thought, why limit myself, nobody else is
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