These links lead to valuable information, astute bloggers, and articles that have fascinated and aided me in my development as a person and my understanding of reality. I will try to update it regularly. Enjoy.
Information, Resources, and Graphics:
Philosophy and Argumentation
An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments by Ali Almossawi (2013)
How to Disagree by Paul Graham (2008)
Science and Technology
Breathing Earth– CO2 emissions, birth rate & death rate simulation based on 2006-2010-
*Darwin Online– Contains PDFs of Darwin’s scientific publications, provides historical context, and offers links to supplementary resources –
Evolution and Science Visualization webpage – http://www.johnkyrk.com/evolution.html
*Tree of Life Web Project – The Tree of Life Web Project is a collection of information about biodiversity compiled collaboratively by hundreds of expert and amateur contributors. Its goal is to compile pictures, text, and other information for every species and for each group of organisms, living or extinct.
Materialism and Qualia: The Explanatory Gap by Joseph Levine
The Gay Debate (video with transcript)
Utopian for Beginners by Joshua Foer
Blogs and Vlogs:
Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality
Feministing – an online community for feminists and their allies.
Feminist Frequency – Anita Sarkeesian, media critic and the creator of Feminist Frequency, hosts a video webseries that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives.
Male Feminists – the work of John Brougher, progressive trainer, strategist, and sometimes-humorist out of Washington, DC.
Sexplanations– Dr. Lindsey Doe, Clinical Sexologist, provides open and honest answers to viewer questions about sexuality.
Sex Plus – Laci Green–sex positive activist, educator, and crisis counselor–explores and educates on the topics of sex, relationships, body image, sexuality, and issues of gender. She’s entertaining, personally engaging, and provides solid information regarding issues typically perceived as taboo.
Politics, Life, and Pop Culture
Ill Doctrine – Jay Smooth alternately discusses American politics and developments within hip-hop culture.
The Vlogbrothers – John and Hank Green converse about pop culture, current events, and whatever is happening in their own respective lives.
A Show with Ze Frank – Ze talks about life, answers viwer questions, and explores the significance of everyday.
Science and Technology
Crash Course!– YouTube channel hosted by John and Hank Green (of the Vlogbrothers). Offers ‘courses’ in chemistry, biology, and ecology. The science courses are hosted by Hank Green. John Green hosts humanities courses in World History, U.S. History, and Literature.
MinutePhysics– YouTube Channel created by Henry Reich providing short, entertaining, and explanatory videos about focusing on physics, but exploring other scientific fields and elements of discovery.
SciSchow– Hank Green (one of the Vlogbrothers) hosts a show in which he explains interesting scientific phenomena, profiles historical scientists, and expounds on current events in biology, space exploration, technology, and more.
Vsauce and Vsauce 2– YouTube channels which offer great information about science, technology, and amazing facts about the world. They also provide many links and resources for viewers, which allow viewers to verify or further explore information they’ve seen.
*Great academic resource.