I don’t normally get excited about “Advances in Science” papers, but everything now and then it’s fun to let your imagination play. Thus, I recommend this article about an MIT chemist named […]
It turns out—shockingly, to some correct-thinking academics—that the bonobo ape is just as bloodthirsty as the rest of the higher primates. Yes, it’s true. Bonobos, a sex- and peace-loving species of ape […]
Here, by the guy who does Wayward Robot, is the front cover for the book (which should—with hope—be out of my hands by the end of this week).
A regular reader sent this in: click here. This feature been making it around the ‘net?
Friend of humanity, meteorologist, and philosopher Tom Hamill reminds us of this clip: Which reminds me to this clip, one of the very few songs the lyrics of which I have manage […]
Go and see it. It’s far from perfect, not always hilarious, cringe-making in parts, but worth two hours of time. Many of the jokes are groaners, but these are usually followed closely […]
Hope in academia? Thanks again to Dennis Dutton’s Arts & Letters Daily for the link to Graphs on the death of Marxism, postmodernism, and other stupid academic fads. The author, named “agnostic”, […]
Global warming doesn’t cause baldness in men. At least, I haven’t seen anybody claiming this. Yet. No, I’m talking about the little-known theory of intelligence and hair length. For a long time, […]