American Politics: For the Lulz

Today we talked about various issues, policies, topics and explored them from the perspectives of various ideologies and political points of view. Usually this means looking at the values and beliefs of a group of people and exploring that issue from the perspective of their beliefs and values. But what does it mean when political action comes from a position of no beliefs or values but only for the Lulz.

How Internet Trolls Won the 2016 Presidential Election


The First Three Minutes – interim assignment

For those reading The First Three Minutes with me – there are a number of black-and-white pictures in the book which were originally published in 1977.  While impressive for the time, you now carry better cameras in your pocket than were used by the most advanced researchers then.

A possibly interesting and useful mini-project might be to find and collect higher-resolution images of the pictures in the book.  They might be the same images as the original, or newer.  In particular, color images of the galaxies and various spectra mentioned.