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Lawrence Winkler is a physician, traveler, and natural philosopher. His molecules have morphed from medicine to manuscript. He lives with Robyn on Vancouver Island and in New Zealand, tending their gardens and vineyards, and dreams.

Racism


Quebec spending $5 million to enforce French language charter.





Author: Find Refuge.
Posted: September 22, 2020, 11:31 pm

Liberals Fund Studies on Transgender Peruvians, How BLM helps with Pandemic Coping


172 different projects in social sciences and humanities were funded through a $4 million COVID-19 research fund.




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Posted: September 22, 2020, 11:28 pm

Vikings in America

Centuries before Columbus, Vikings came to the Western hemisphere. How far into the Americas did they travel?



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Posted: September 22, 2020, 11:22 pm

Martin Amis and Salman Rushdie

 On Cancel Culture and The Hitch.




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Posted: September 22, 2020, 11:18 pm

Rex Murphy: When 'Progressives' Who Can't Create Stoop to Denigrate


Unable to add matter of worth to the world, they vent their sorry envy at high culture via the cant of progressive ideology and identity politics.




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Posted: September 22, 2020, 3:14 am

What Preparations Are Due?

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Posted: September 21, 2020, 10:39 pm

The Long Golden Age of Useless, American Crap


Wendy Woloson outlines a history of our glorified junk.




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Posted: September 21, 2020, 10:35 pm

Life in the Forever Fires: Toward Serenity in an Apocalypse


Kailyn McCord on 30 years of fire seasons.




Author: Find Refuge.
Posted: September 21, 2020, 10:31 pm

Why Goodreads is Bad for Books


After years of complaints from users, Goodreads’ reign over the world of book talk might be coming to an end. 



Author: Find Refuge.
Posted: September 21, 2020, 4:22 pm

The Left’s Moral Compass Isn’t Broken …

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Posted: September 21, 2020, 12:49 am

What the Meadow Teaches Us


Feeling is the physics of the organic world.




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Posted: September 21, 2020, 12:44 am

Covid

 Why David Quammen is not surprised.



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Posted: September 18, 2020, 11:52 pm

Timber Mafias

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Posted: September 18, 2020, 11:50 pm

Homeless Anarchy in Los Angeles


Police in Los Angeles, like in all cities run by progressive liberals, are up against a system that is failing. It makes their jobs nearly impossible.



Author: Find Refuge.
Posted: September 18, 2020, 11:46 pm

When Plants Go to War


In the fight against insects, plants have evolved an arsenal of ingenious chemical defenses.



Author: Find Refuge.
Posted: September 18, 2020, 11:44 pm

The Taste Makers


The secret world of the flavor factory.



Author: Find Refuge.
Posted: September 17, 2020, 1:05 am

Out There: On Not Finishing

What happens if the stories we tell ourselves about our lives leave us lonely, wrestling with meaning?



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Posted: September 17, 2020, 1:01 am

Enoch Powell Reconsidered


As a new book notes, many of his most troubling predictions have indeed come to pass.



Author: Find Refuge.
Posted: September 17, 2020, 12:49 am

The First Commercial Air Lock is Coming to the International Space Station


NanoRacks will use the new addition to deploy satellites and conduct research.



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Posted: September 17, 2020, 12:46 am

How to Think about Existential Threats

 There’s no reason to assume that the curve of progress is linear, that the climb is ever increasing.



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Posted: September 17, 2020, 12:43 am

Is the University of Edinburgh Right to “Cancel” David Hume?


Great thinkers can have reprehensible views but there are better ways to deal with this paradox.



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Posted: September 17, 2020, 12:38 am

PJ O’Rourke

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Posted: September 15, 2020, 1:11 am

The Myth of Harmonious Indigenous Conservationism


The great morality tale of our time is playing out in an obscure part of British Columbia.



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Posted: September 15, 2020, 1:07 am

Forestry Officials Warning

Looters are targeting homes evacuated during West Coast wildfires.



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Posted: September 15, 2020, 1:04 am

Why Intellectuals Fall for Socialism

Socialism has never and nowhere been at first a working-class movement. 



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Posted: September 15, 2020, 12:59 am
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