An anti-college backlash? — Rethinking the value of higher education.
How Slavery Really Ended in America — A little Civil War history for you.
Simulating Medieval Warfare on Supercomputers — The Medieval Warfare on the Grid project is akin to applying the simulation game Sid Meier's Civilization to real questions of history. SCA meets 2001?
Blood Falls — Your cool weird science moment. Cool and weird on several levels. (Thanks to danjite.)
Japan says it may take months to end radiation leaks
AC Grayling: 'How can you be a militant atheist? It's like sleeping furiously' — In his new book, The Good Book: A Secular Bible, the philosopher sets out his manifesto for rational thought. He talks about why religion angers him, the power of philosophy – and his mane of hair. (Thanks to Scrivener's Error.)
Shades of gray — Pharyngula with a very eloquent, angry post about religion and the value of human life. (Via, among other places, lt260.)
?otD: Corn on the cob or loose corn?
Writing time yesterday: 3.0 hours (2,300 words to finish a short story draft, extensive WRPA)
Body movement: 70 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 6.0 hours (interrupted)
Currently reading: Betrayer, C.J. Cherryh