Tag Archives: science

Pop Science, Five Ways

Eddie Pensier writes: As should be obvious to regular readers, I’m hardly a scientific type. Music, food, drink, and art are more my speed. But every once in a while my brain drifts briefly to rationality and I enjoy learning … Continue reading

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Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: Some eloquent praise for Nicolas (“Don’t Look Now“) Roeg from the very gifted Bernard (“Candyman“) Rose. I recently caught up with Roeg’s 2006 “Puffball: The Devil’s Eyeball” and enjoyed it a lot. Who was Sue Mengers? Stay tuned: … Continue reading

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Malick Studies

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I see Terrence Malick’s latest emanation is upon us. Call me crazy, but I tend to be less than enthusiastic about Malick’s movies; they often strike me as weird combos of dum-dum ideas and imperious stylization of the kind you might find … Continue reading

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Does Jared Diamond Really Mean What He Says?

Paleo Retiree writes: Short answer to the question posed in the title of this blogpost: I have no idea. But that’s not going to stop me from sharing some musings and hunches anyway. Diamond is a bit of a puzzle. … Continue reading

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Serpents and Virgin Birth, oh my

Glynn Marshes writes: Once thought to be an anomaly and confined to captive animals, scientists now suspect that parthenogenesis occurs somewhat regularly among wild snakes. This BBC article doesn’t note the theological irony however. It also doesn’t include any comments … Continue reading

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Why are economists so retarded?

Sir Barken Hyena writes: This is a post that could go on forever, but I just want to highlight a certain trend I’m seeing: economists arguing like complete retards. I’m talking to you, Bryan Caplan, but you’ve got lots of … Continue reading

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