Every fortnight I curate a number of the observations and insights that had been shared on social media. I name these Friday’s Finds.
“The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger membership is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger membership.” —Vox 2020-01-04
“And I came to the sage, and I said, Master, I am lost in these dark and confusing times. What am I to do? And the sage said, My son, now is when you must find a reassuring platitude to cling to, and be sure not to examine it too closely.” —@StevenBrust
“If you’ve got ever watched symphony orchestra you might have observed how inefficient the musicians are. They will not be utilised 100%. Most have beneath 50% effectivity. Imagine how good the music would prove if all devices had been enjoying all of the instances. Such is the science of effectivity.“ —@HumanSelection
In the Greater Toronto Area alone, for instance, the proportion of children who aren’t getting their photographs is 30 per cent. That creates the danger for an outbreak of measles, since 95 per cent of the inhabitants have to be vaccinated to create what is named herd immunity.
Ontario isn’t alone in refusing to deal with this drawback head-on. UNICEF reported final yr that 287,000 Canadian kids born between 2010 and 2017 have gone unvaccinated for measles.
That’s the seventh-highest fee of non-vaccination amongst comparable high-income international locations.
“Germany decides to phase out nuclear post-Fukushima, Power production was replaced by coal. That increases pollution, and 1,100 people die per year as a result. This compares to 0-100s of deaths from Fukushima.” —@charlesjkenny — The Private and External Costs of Germany’s Nuclear Phase-Out
“To abandon facts is to abandon freedom. If nothing is true, then no one can criticize power because there is no basis upon which to do so. If nothing is true, then all is spectacle. The biggest wallet pays for the most blinding lights.” —20 Lessons on Fighting Tyranny