- For more on the psychology and linguistics of swearing, see The Stuff of Thought : Language as a Window Into Human Nature (including my favorite joke on expletive "fucking"). t.co/Um2GzYAV1M
- Are you fucking bored with the fucking overuse of the fucking expletive "fucking"? @Meghan_Daum is. t.co/e1DVxPEjsl
- Studies find that people in developed societies tend to be pessimistic about their country and the world but optimistic about their own lives (and other reasons for irrational pessimism); by Rational Optimist author Matt Ridley. t.co/kwzpoPGFm5 via @WSJ
- If we consider nature priceless, we must make it worthless: essay by ecomodernist Jesse Ausubel. t.co/3QkV5FdnVI
- I'm a Jeopardy question! "A best seller by Stephen Pinker about the joys of progress is called this 18th century of reason `now.'" Question: What is "Enlightenment"?