Read : 2020-02-13

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Scientists, stop thinking explaining science will fix things” by Tim Requarth (Slate, 2017-04-19). Not only do studies suggest the deficit model is wrong, but also scientists who approach science education from this paradigm may reveal inherent elitism: “If only they understood the science (as well as I do)…”
  2. Ancient ‘ghost’ DNA identified in living humans” by Sarah Sloat (Inverse, 2020-02-12). Researchers Arun Durvasula and Sriram Sankararaman conclude that certain human populations “derive 2 to 19% of their genetic ancestry from an archaic population” (original research article).
  3. It’s unreal just how awful ‘Real ID’ is” by Joe Mathews (Zocalo, 2020-02-11). The author claims the linked state databases would enhance government tracking and attract hackers. He also asserts that Real ID will create two tiers of citizens. His solution? Widespread popular defiance and state-level injunctions against their use.