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JTOL0104 – The James Younger Trans Case –

October 30th, 2019|

The James Younger trans case is about a 7 year old boy who is caught up in the custody battle between his mother, Anne Georgulas and his father Jeff Younger. His parents have been appearing in family court trying to decide if his mother, who wants to affirm his possible transgender identity will hav [...]

JTOL0103 – Planting Trees?

October 28th, 2019|

Something about planting 20 million trees... but I'm so lame I'm not doing it myself REFERENCES: https://eos.org/research-spotlights/can-tree-planting-really-help-mitigate-climate-change Quantifying the trade‐off between carbon sequestration and albedo in midlatitude and high‐latitude North American [...]

JTOL0102 – Double Standards and the Lens of Identity

October 17th, 2019|

Just Thinking Out Loud and the Lens of Identity Politics “You were the only woman up there with a lot of older white men". This is what the CBS news anchor had to say to Elizabeth Holmes, the now notorious ex-CEO of Theranos, a supposed biotech empire built on promises and the push of identity polit [...]

JTOL0101 The Young Turks VS Comedy Part 2

October 7th, 2019|

Part 1 is a YouTube video:https://youtu.be/BH5Oo5QhzfA The Young Turks made some interesting comments on Saturday Night Live's firing of their new conservative comedian Shane Gillis. Sean and I respond. Subscribe to Sean: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzzLIhDbFYU46T4VFBz_m_g Sean's Twitter: https [...]

JTOL0100 Inequality – What Can Be Done?

October 6th, 2019|

Social issues with wealth gap, and wealth inequality, and discrimination? Let's solve this?! Part 1 - https://youtu.be/me4fL94yIqI Part 2 - https://youtu.be/7c7ccOHMK8o Topics covered include: If the data shows unequal outcomes, does that mean someone was being treated unfairly, independent of what [...]

JTOL0098 Is Inequality a Problem to Be Solved?

September 13th, 2019|

In the world there is inequality between nations and within nations, between states, between different age cohorts, between individuals in a classroom, individuals within a family... Also available as a podcast. Search for Just Thinking Out Loud in your favorite podcast directory. Photo credit backg [...]

JTOL0097 Female Engineers? – Affirmative Action and Feedback

September 4th, 2019|

My thoughts on the absolute insanity and twisted logic behind Affirmative Action programs, from an angle you may not have heard before. Sydney University Lowers Entry Bar for Female Engineering Students https://www.sbs.com.au/news/after-more-female-engineering-and-it-students-sydney-university-lower [...]