Things that went whizzing by that I want to remember... First: Zeynep Tufekci: Sunday Open Thread for Subscribers: ‘We had most of the science we needed really early.... Sociologically, I am shaken. I knew about all of this, because I teach and study it. The group-think, the institutional resistance and iner
Great topics as usual. Re: Carlson; the media have to start reporting on him, as they sort of did with Trump, as "Carlson made a series of inflammatory, false and dangerous statements". Re: Tufekci; would it be possible to concentrate on modeling the cognitive etc. processes that lead to our present problems with Covid deniers (and the like)? To come up with reliable models showing what variables (e.g. Fox etc. news-watching, local political leanings, education level...) and what parameters control these dangerous reactions?