Yuval may be reluctant to engage in shameless boosterism of his work, but I ain’t. Read his piece. It’s very enlightening on a number of fronts, typically thoughtful on every front, and remarkably free of profanity. Yuval’s spent a lot of time thinking about science and the left and I have some substantive quibbles and questions and other things that begin with “qu” but they need to wait until I get the time to commit them to paper, or pixels or whatever. Seriously, it’s a very worthwhile read for those even remotely interested in these things.