Vaguely interesting (June 3)

(1)  “The persistence of poor [research design and data analysis] results partly from incentives that favor them, leading to the natural selection of bad science. This dynamic requires no conscious strategizing—no deliberate cheating nor loafing—by scientists, only that publication is a principle factor for career advancement.”

(2)  “Teen births have plummeted since the 1990s.”

(3)  “A young Hispanic lawyer or middle-aged professional woman might not think they are treated equally today, but few are likely to believe people like them enjoyed more opportunities decades ago. The same is true for other racial and religious minorities, gays, and transgender people. For all of these groups, the past that Trump evokes is one that kept them subordinate, in the shadows, or worse.”

(4)  “Many Americans voting for outsider candidates believe that government pretty much ignores people like them. We think they’re right.”

(5)  “A lot of people think that all of us used to be apes. Don’t doubt me on this. A lot of people think that all of us used to be gorillas, and they’re looking for the missing link out there. The evolution crowd. They think we were originally apes. I’ve always had a question: If we were the original apes, then how come Harambe is still an ape, and how come he didn’t become one of us?”