May 2018 News

May 2018 gwern.net newsletter with 3 essays, links on genetic engineering/heritability/human evolution, politics, psychology, advertising, and 1 book and 1 movie review.
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This is the May 2018 edi­tion of the Gw­ern.net newslet­ter; pre­vi­ous, April 2018 (). This is a sum­mary of the re­vi­sion-his­tory RSS feed, over­lap­ping with my & ; brought to you by my donors on Pa­treon.

Writings

Media

Books

Non­fic­tion:

  • The Cat in An­cient Egypt, Malek 1997 (some nice ful­l-color im­ages; Malek’s ac­counts are fairly spec­u­la­tive, and could have used a ba­sic dis­cus­sion of the con­ven­tions of an­cient Egypt­ian art, which he often ap­peals to in in­ter­pret­ing the cat im­ages and ex­plain­ing why some­thing is/isn’t im­por­tant, but never ex­plain­s.)

Film/TV

Live-ac­tion:

Music

Misc:

  • “Leonardo” (Il Gi­a­rdino degli Spec­chi; Oltremare {2018}) [post-rock]