»Euthanasie: Mit Gas gegen ›leere Menschenhülsen‹« →

Mit Begriffen wie „Ballastexistenzen“ und „leere Menschenhülsen“ sprach man behinderten und psychisch kranken Menschen bereits damals ihr Menschsein ab. Kosten-Nutzen-Rechnungen wurden angestellt: Wer nicht arbeiten und der Gesellschaft im engen ökonomischen Sinne nutzen konnte, sollte auch nicht leben.

Jan Erik Schulte | Zeit Online, 1. März 2017

»The Heart of Whiteness: Ijeoma Oluo Interviews Rachel Dolezal, the White Woman Who Identifies as Black« →

Perhaps it really was that simple. I couldn’t escape Rachel Dolezal because I can’t escape white supremacy. And it is white supremacy that told an unhappy and outcast white woman that black identity was hers for the taking. It is white supremacy that told her that any black people who questioned her were obviously uneducated and unmotivated to rise to her level of wokeness. It is white supremacy that then elevated this display of privilege into the dominating conversation on black female identity in America. It is white supremacy that decided that it was worth a book deal, national news coverage, and yes—even this interview.

Ijeoma Oluo | The Stranger, 19 April 2017

»There’s more to mathematics than rigour and proof« →

It is of course vitally important that you know how to think rigorously, as this gives you the discipline to avoid many common errors and purge many misconceptions. Unfortunately, this has the unintended consequence that “fuzzier” or “intuitive” thinking (such as heuristic reasoning, judicious extrapolation from examples, or analogies with other contexts such as physics) gets deprecated as “non-rigorous”.

Terry Tao |  terrytao.wordpress.com