In a decision with potentially large ramifications, New York Federal Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall won't dismiss a libel suit against "Shitty Media Men" creator Moira Donegan.
Explaining, the judge says it is possible that Donegan created the entry herself. The judge believes that Elliott should be able to explore whether the entry was fabricated. Accordingly, discovery proceeds, which will now put pressure on Google to respond to broad subpoena demands. The next motion stage could feature a high-stakes one about the reaches of CDA 230.
Steven Pinker on the Brain
I’m not an atheist like Pinker is. In fact I think he makes a “non-sequitur” when he argues there exists nothing “beyond” the brain, hence atheism, because of what we know.
However, I have argued before that “the brain is provably a bag of chemicals.” Emphasis on the word provably. According to the relentlessly strict rigors of scientific rationalism and empiricism. That’s what we see below.