"When I get new evidence I change my mind. What do you do?" John Maynard Keynes
- Fun By Design
- The Strong Voice
- Intersubjective Stars
- Master and Emissary
- Teaching Cartoon: On Planning
- The Time of the Cats
- Nye(t) to the Single Observation of Any Type
- Being Unreasonable About Reasoning
- The Other English Revolution
- Time Requires Time
- Careful About the Exploding Fizz
- The Avalanche That Hasn’t Happened Yet
- Symmetry Series – God of the Navy
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- "It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious." - Alfred North Whitehead
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- If, during the long course of ages and under varying conditions of life, organic beings vary at all in the several parts of their organization, and I think this cannot be disputed; if there be, owing to the high geometric powers of increase of each species, at some age, season or year, a severe struggle for life, and this certainly cannot be disputed; then, considering the infinite complexity of the relations of all organic beings to each other and to their conditions of existence, causing an infinite variety in structure, constitution, and habits, to be advantageous to them, I think it would be a most extraordinary fact if no variation ever had occurred useful to each being’s own welfare, in the same way as so many variations have occurred useful to man. But if variations useful to any organic being do occur, assuredly individuals thus characterized will have the best chance of being preserved in the struggle for life; and from the strong principle of inheritance they will tend to produce offspring similarly characterized. This principle of preservation, I have called, for the sake of brevity, Natural Selection. [Charles Darwin (1859) On the Origin of Species]
- “It is essential to such a government, that it be derived from the great body of the society, not from an inconsiderable proportion, or a favored class of it; otherwise a handful of tyrannical nobles, exercising their oppressions by a delegation of their powers, might aspire to the rank of republicans, and claim for their government the honorable title of republic.” James Madison
- All the property that is necessary to a Man, for the Conservation of the Individual and the Propagation of the Species, is his natural Right, which none can justly deprive him of: But all Property superfluous to such purposes is the Property of the Publick, who, by their Laws, have created it, and who may therefore by other laws dispose of it, whenever the Welfare of the Publick shall demand such Disposition. He that does not like civil Society on these Terms, let him retire and live among Savages. He can have no right to the benefits of Society, who will not pay his Club towards the Support of it. -Benjamin Franklin
Thinking Outside the Agora
- Visit the Super-Earths We've Found, in These Gorgeous Artworks April 24, 2014Over the past few years, astronomers have catalogued several new exoplanets called "Super-Earths," rocky (and maybe watery ) worlds sort of like our own — except a lot bigger. Here are what they might look like, according to science artists working with space agencies.Read more...
- As Above, So Below Trailer Looks Really, Really Scary April 24, 2014The trailer for this catacombs-exploring low-budget horror movie As Above, So Below looks really good. Let's hope they can deliver on these scares...Read more...
- What is The Greatest Marvel Comics Story Of All Time? April 24, 2014Marvel's movies are generally pretty great, and Agents of SHIELD is becoming downright entertaining. But they've still barely scratched the surface of the wealth of material that Marvel has run in the comics. What's the absolute best Marvel Comics storyline of all time?Read more...
- Japan Is Making An Official Evangelions/Transformers Crossover April 24, 2014Oh my god. Toymaker Takara Tomy has announced that they're doing... something that involves the Transformers invading the world of Evangelion, as evidenced by this phenomenal picture of Optimus Prime decked out like Shinji's Unit-01.Read more...
- In Iran, Medical Authorities Say Government Censorship Causes Cancer April 24, 2014For years, Iran has been blocking foreign television channels. Now, the country's medical community is convinced that these electronic countermeasures are responsible for a growing number of cancer cases—and their concerns recently received support from a Grand Ayatollah.Read more...
- Visit the Super-Earths We've Found, in These Gorgeous Artworks April 24, 2014
- Benom Juarez on the Future of Digital Fabrication in Peru April 24, 2014
- New Project: Amateur Scientist: Experimenting with Light and Dark Sensors April 24, 2014
- Walking Again in a Personalized Exoskeletal Robot April 24, 2014
- Crowdfunding the Recovery of a Lost Spacecraft April 24, 2014
- Stress Testing Injected Hot Glue for Solid, Fast, Cheap 3D Prints April 24, 2014
Daily Archives: May 5, 2011
Two completely different approaches to making a concise videographic presentation of the sweep of “a” history. Gareth Lloyd explains his methodology, and, there is a bit of background for the second video by Nastio Mosquito at Africa Is a Country.