Lesnar was better than some people give him credit for, but he also really had favorable matchups in the UFC. Herring never fought again and was a shell of himself; Couture was in his 40s and weighed at least 50 pounds less than he did on fight day; Mir has always been a finesse fighter; and the fight very nearly… » 3/24/15 8:03pm Tuesday 8:03pm

The fundamental issue is this utterly bizarre, disastrous situation where millions of people spend all day long on the internet, browsing sites for information, entertainment, and productivity, in both their personal lives and their professional lives, and the amount of money a large majority of them are willing to… » 3/24/15 1:04pm Tuesday 1:04pm

Arguing with people on the internet is like MMA: the person who wins is the person who decides where the fight plays out. Devote your early energies not to attacking the other side's position, but to defining the terms of the debate. Dictating the scope of the debate will do more to help you than any individual volley… » 3/24/15 9:40am Tuesday 9:40am

The thing is, even people who totally reject Freud are in fact working within a framework that is in many ways dictated by Freud. Most of his individual claims were wrong, certainly. But nobody did more to define the field of psychology, and in fact the very ideas of the subconscious or unconscious owe a tremendous… » 3/21/15 6:48am 3/21/15 6:48am

Matt's point is that the internet has seen the rise of the Tesla Truthers, fanatics intent on pushing the cult of Tesla at all costs and against Edison, to the point where they regularly lie about what Tesla actually invented and seek to downplay Edison's many great accomplishments. » 3/20/15 4:05pm 3/20/15 4:05pm