SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

The Red Herring and Its Endless Stink

It's amazing how foolish a person can be without realizing it. Ah, accusing people who trust to science of being arrogant. This…

In Times of Upheaval

Interesting details gleaned from Tania: Memories of a Lost World by Tania Alexander (daughter of the infamous Moura Budberg, about…

How Anti-Science Religious Fanatics Ruined Disney’s Fantasia

Don't get me wrong, Fantasia's a great cartoon for what it is. But the "Rite of Spring" section is marred,…

Why Diamonds? Evolution, Instinctual Niches, Advertising, and the Killer App…

Editorial Note (7 March 2015): This post has been edited from its original form. Basically, the original post triggered a year…

Dear Libya, Dear Bulgaria

UPDATE: 17 Dec. 2014: Turns out that, after years of torture and horror, they were actually set free: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqNET4TtN9w By…