Category Archives: Science

“Particle Fever”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: If you’re as cynical as I am, you might get something out of this documentary, which is currently available on Netflix Instant. It chronicles the attempts of physicists associated with CERN to detect the Higgs-Boson, that pesky “god … Continue reading

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Lies, Damn Lies, And Statistics

Eddie Pensier writes: The next time you see an article discussing the “costs” of some bad habit or other, remember these words of Christopher Snowdon, and proceed accordingly: Imagine I’m walking towards you in the street. Your wallet is in … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Seth Roberts

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I’m shocked and saddened to learn that scientist, professor, self-experimentation advocate, and best-selling author Seth Roberts has died. I was an avid reader of Seth’s blog for years and even met him in person a couple times. Being … Continue reading

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Plus Ça Change…

Eddie Pensier writes: It would be unfair to suggest that all universities in the Renaissance were sterile, conformist places; they often hosted vigorous discussion and dissent. But verbal sparring matches (“disputations”) could amount to point-scoring contests decided by nimble rhetoric, … Continue reading

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Going Deep

Fenster writes: David Brooks is more open than the next pundit to considering the world in terms that go beyond the political, and to endorse the notion that while culture and politics are symbiotic, the former often trumps the latter. … Continue reading

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Eppur è Ancora Lì

Fenster writes: Used to be 2Blowhards was my first blog stop in the morning and Steve Sailer second.  After the shuttering of 2Blowhards, Steve moved to #1 and he stays there.  I like the constant struggle to see what is … Continue reading

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Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: Interesting how much some of these pathetic (if also zany) Brutalist Yugoslavian monuments — shown here in photos by Jan Kempenaers — resemble contemporary chic architecture. Coincidence? An interview with journalist Colin Flaherty, who has been tracking the Knockout … Continue reading

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