Brexit, if it happens as we all fear will make the UK the Puerto Rico of Europe. No, not really... Puerto Rico has more rights as a commonwealth of the US than Britain will have in association with the EU. Puerto Rico can stay outside the union while people of that semi independent nation are full citizens of the union with free trade, free movement, and even serve on our supreme court.  All they need to do to join is hold a binding referendum and have statehood win with a 2/3 vote on a high voter turnout.
Should your ethnicity determine whether or not you are accepted into college?

Of course not, but once upon a time it was. Half a century ago, it certainly made a difference in which schools and universities you could attend. After what was morally obvious was rightfully struck down on legal grounds, discussion then turned to how to fix the problem that remained. The "shackled man" theory holds that if two people are running a race, and one has shackles on their feet, taking the shackles off their feet 100 yards into the race does not suddenly make it fair. They deserve to make up for that lost ground.
If you paid 23andMe to take a look at your DNA, maybe you wanted to know more than why you like cilantro or are related to Genghis Khan, maybe you thought you were advancing science.

Well, you are, in the same old way marketers have long advanced science - by selling information about customers. In this case, the DNA information of 1.2 million people, sold to more than 13 drug companies. Genentech paid $10 million to look at the genes of people with Parkinson’s disease.

Now, that's good, it isn't like a Parkinson's treatment is going to come from the government, but 23andMe customers paid to have their DNA info sold to other companies. That is a sucker move.

Current quantum physical models treat Hilbert spaces, function theory and differential calculus and integral calculus as separate entities. In the past nothing existed that directly relates these ingredients, which together constitute the quantum physical model. Thus, a need exists for a methodology that intimately binds these ingredients into a consistent description of the structure and the phenomena that occur in the model. 

Quantum physics applies Hilbert spaces as the realm in which quantum physical research is done. However, the Hilbert spaces contain nothing that prevents universe from turning into complete chaos. Quantum physics requires extra mechanisms that ensure sufficient coherence.

Reality has built-in principles. If you understand these built-in principles, then these principles teach a lesson.

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An old friend of mine gave my family a personal tour of NASA recently which reverberated in my daughter’s bones. She touched the face of history running her fingertips over the very controls used to put Americans on the moon as well as the Apollo 17 command module displayed in Space Center Houston. Her video registers the personal impact in musical images far better than my words.

23andme offers detailed genetic ancestry. In my case: Ancestral Composition

In a global pie chart diagram the table corresponds to 
Pie Chart Ancestral Composition


Chromosomal map
Chromosomal map
IdiocracyI ran into, "Anti-Intellectualism and the "Dumbing Down" of America," by Ray Williams on a Facebook post, leading me to other such material: "The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future," by Mark B