Scipio Americanus: For Europeans, a hundred miles is a long way. For Americans, a hundred years is a long time.
Scipio Americanus: These numbers are interesting, but not terribly useful in the absence of information about the toxicity and long-term exposure effects of the chemicals in question at those concentrations.
Rollory: I remember seeing Jon Liebowitz (Stewart) talking about how progressive values have been advancing “throughout history”. He gave examples going back to the late 1800s. I’ve pretty much come to the conclusion it doesn’t matter whether he knows what’s wrong with that argument or not.
Bob Sykes: Peter Turchin seems to be filling in the hole.