Did Columbus Save us from Global Warming?

Lots of blogs assure me that the science is settled on global warming, and since questioning this in any way gets one labeled a “denier,” and I live in fear of being called names, I wouldn’t presume to suggest that there’s anything wrong with the science! But sometimes findings in this field can read a…

Some Good Responses to Lind

You know, I had a lot to say in response to Michael Lind’s (most) recent attack on Libertarians (Why Libertarians Apologize for Autocracy). And then, having gotten all my thoughts in order and settling in to do some fact-checking and then write them all out, I stumbled across a response to the same article on…

Steve Jobs and Ayn Rand

Alright, here’s a more serious Steve Jobs post than the last one. One thing that I’ve heard stray mentions of, but little that goes in depth (gee, any guesses why?), ;is that Steve Jobs might have counted Ayn Rand as an inspiration, or at least a kindred spirit. As far as I can tell, the…

Steve Jobs was a Pisces

Since everone in the blogosphere has to say something Steve Jobs-themed this month, why not take the opportunity to take a pot-shot at astrology? According to the People’s Encyclopedia, Steven Paul Jobs was born on 24 February 1955, making him a Pisces. Here are some choice quotes astrology-online.com’s Pisces overview that strike me as –…

Well Met in Lankhmar

The year of the eBook only really started getting off the ground recently. I’ve been getting rid of books slowly over the past year, but in the past two weeks I probably doubled that amount. All my books now fit on the shelves I have (a lot used to live in boxes), and I should…

What Price Fat?

I can’t prove it, but I think that one of my comments on a friend’s Facebook thread got deleted. I say I can’t prove it because I hesitated before hitting “enter” to submit since I knew it would offend some of the people commenting. So maybe it just never posted. But in case it got…

Pharyngula is Part of the Problem

One corner of the left-wing internet that clearly never got the memo about the left’s new tone is Pharyngula, the comment section of which continues to be populated by some of the most asinine, juvinile people you are likely to encounter in a political forum. Noah owes me 40min. of my life for getting me…