Linkfest 2017-04-28

How Western Civilization could collapse

Cyclical models of history are always popular.

Eye Makeup Used To Protect Children Can Poison Them Instead

This is something that should be on the short list of things to get rid of that will improve life for everyone.

The deep imagery of coal mining in the 1970s shows a lifestyle of peril and persistence

I love photo essays like this.

Hope for preemies as artificial womb helps tiny lambs grow

This kind of technology is always a double-edged sword; you can use it to save premature babies, or you could use to completely separate sex from reproduction.

America's Next Great Metropolis is Taking Shape in Texas

An older article about the San Antonio-Austin corridor.

How enemies became friends in this unique lesson of Vietnam

Soldiers often find they have more in common with their enemies than the civilians at home.

50 Years Ago, This Was a Wasteland. He Changed Everything

A beautiful example of wealth well spent.

How Online Shopping Makes Suckers of Us All

Armies of PhDs with algorithms are competing to fleece us of our money.

From Vilified to Vindicated: the Story of Jacques Cinq-Mars

Sometimes it takes a very long time to be vindicated.

What is adaptation by natural selection? Perspectives of an experimental microbiologist

Our understanding of evolution owes much to E. coli.

10 questions for Adam K. Webb

A fascinating 2006 interview by Razib Kahn. I largely agree with Webb's positions, and I want to read his books.

The synthesis of ancient and modern physics and politics.

It has been a long time since I stopped by James Chastek's Just Thomism, but this is the kind of post that keeps me coming back. This is exactly how I feel about the philosophy of Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas.