Denialism and My Comments Policy

On the first day of my college freshman physics class, my professor brought out a boxful of letters from cranks. He read one of them out. It was from a man who claimed that he’d proven the laws of thermodynamics wrong and that he’d invented a perpetual motion machine. Of course, he hadn’t. The machine he… Continue reading Denialism and My Comments Policy

Why Did They Fill Out Death Certificates At Auschwitz?

The wife of Talking Points Memos’ Josh Marshall discovered recently that her maternal great-grandfather didn’t die at the hands of the Einsatzgruppen when they swept through his town. Instead, according to a death certificate found in records the Russians released in ’09, he died at Auschwitz-Birkenau of “decrepitude”. Here’s Josh Marshall: The reason I’m sharing this… Continue reading Why Did They Fill Out Death Certificates At Auschwitz?