The Conservative Menace? — Brad Torgersen responds to my post from yesterday about flinging poo, from a conservative perspective.
Butting Heada — Arinn Dembo responds to my post from yesterday about flinging poo, from a cultural perspective.
No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found
Double amputee Oscar Pistorius to compete at London Olympics
Maxwell's demon goes quantum, can do work, write and erase data — 19th century thought experiment meets 21st century physics.
Quantum Computation at Room-Temperature for a Reasonable Time
Physicists find new particle, but is it the Higgs? — LHC data confirm discovery, but not identity, of Higgs-like entity.
Earthquakes since 1898, by magnitude — This is a cool image. (Via
Why it’s easy to rationalize the immoral position of not treating climate change as a moral issue
This is climate change
Global warming: It's "I-told you-so" time — Or not. Weather is not climate. Climate is, however, the aggregate of weather.
A Climate Scientist Battles Time and Mortality — I'm old enough (and at enough mortality risk, thanks to my friend cancer) that I probably won't live to see the worst losses from climate change.
The Best Case For the Bible NOT Condemning Homosexuality
Arafat poisoned by polonium - report
Smaller government, smaller dreams, smaller people — An older post from Slacktivist Fred Clark on what society can do when people are committed to the common good.
Where the Money Lives — Vanity Fair investigates Mitt Romney's offshore accounts. Personally, I don't care that he's wealthy. Yes, there's an argument to made about representation democracy and social justice, but as far as contemporary American politics is concerned, that ship sailed a long time ago. I do care about the secretive approach Romney and his campaign have taken, because to me that telegraphs untrustworthiness. Admittedly, I'm not a likely Romney voter, but I would prefer to believe he has some integrity. Which is hard to do, given this kind of thing.
?otD: Ever exploded in a shower of sparks?
Writing time yesterday: 1.75 hours (WRPA)
Body movement: Two hour suburban walk
Hours slept: 7.0 (solid)
Currently reading: Shattering the Ley by Benjamin Tate