Should scientific journals back political candidates? No, says @ananyo. All it does is make some partisan voters believe scientific institutions are biased, and they turn away from scientific expertise more generally. Thoughtful post.
Meanwhile here's an excellent piece from @Ananyo 's new substack, asking - Who wrote the first modern computer program?
Re-reading and bigly enjoying "Reslience: Why Things Bounce Back" by @andrew_zolli and Ann Marie Healy. Full of good ideas, storytelling and nerdy details.
"Why Buildings Fall Down" - a brilliant, fascinating, beautiful and alarming book. (Also, alas, a key source for Friday's season opener of #CautionaryTalesPod)
I've been re-reading "The Most Human Human" by @brianchristian. It's such a wonderful book - starts with chatbots and ranges from computer science to poetry to the art of conversation. So good.