"When I get new evidence I change my mind. What do you do?" John Maynard Keynes
- Fun By Design
- The Strong Voice
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- Master and Emissary
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- 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
- Supercentenarian's Blood Provides Clues To Extending Human Life April 23, 2014Prior to her death at the tender age of 115, Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper was the world's oldest woman. Recently, scientists had the opportunity to study her blood — and what they discovered could have serious implications to the future of rejuvenation therapies.Read more...
- John Malkovich Goes Full Insane Pirate King in Crossbones April 23, 2014Stop what you are doing immediately, and watch the trailer for NBC's new looney-tunes, pirate escapade show Crossbones. Starring John Malkovich, and his indecipherable accent.Read more...
- Agents of SHIELD's Ward Is So Much Better Now That He's Being Himself April 23, 2014Who would have thought that Grant Ward would become my favorite character on Agents of SHIELD? Really. And all it took was one surprising reveal. Last night's episode was a nifty thriller, in which we discovered that monsters who know they're monsters are actually the most horrifying. Spoilers away!Read more...
- Sleep Disorders in Disney Cartoons Were Surprisingly Accurate April 23, 2014"Sometimes," said Walt Disney, "we can recognize ourselves in animals. That's what makes them so interesting." He was more right than he knew. One group of people may have had particular insight into human sleep behavior and its disorders: Disney animators.Read more...
- What's Your Favorite Comedy Episode Of A Dramatic TV Show? April 23, 2014Just about every dramatic series has its funny moments. But every so often, the writers decide to lighten up a bit, and write an entire comedic episode. Usually, this works best when the show has been on for a while, and we're comfortable enough with the characters that we can fully appreciate seeing them in unfamiliar, humorous situations.Read more...
- Supercentenarian's Blood Provides Clues To Extending Human Life April 23, 2014
- Arduino’s Servo Library: Angles, Microseconds, and “Optional” Command Parameters April 23, 2014
- New Project: Computer Power Supply to Bench Power Supply Adapter April 23, 2014
- Growing Up with Russell the Electric Giraffe April 23, 2014
- What Are Your ABCs of Making? April 23, 2014
- New Project: Piezo Contact Mic April 22, 2014