Gareth Cook wrote this article a while back about the mathematician Terry Tao. It was sitting in my queue for a while and finally had a chance to read it. A
Lawrence M. Krass is frustrated with scientists who don't come down harder on religious beliefs.
Rory Carroll writes about the ongoing "death spiral" that is Pacifica Radio. I usually listen to them while I drive and it's definitely been goofy lately. And by "goofy", I mean borderline un-listenable.
Eric Ravenscraft writes a brave piece on how he managed his anxiety disorder.
Finally, Conor Friedersdorf introduces his readers to "victimhood culture", a relatively new phenomenon characterized by socializing minor aggressions (as opposed to ignoring or negotiating witht he offenders). I'm not sure where I stand on this (or even if I agree that this exists). Finding labels for how a society deals with (maybe perceived?) transgressions can be useful for sociologists, but it's the amateur sociologist that annoys me when they use the label as a hammer. See "Narcissism" or "Millenial".
The weekly roundup is a collection of some articles that I've read during the past week. They may or may not be topical. Just things I found interesting and want to share.