Archive for the 'links' Category

There’s Nothing More Fun than a Good Debunking

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005

Debunkings are great. It’s always nice to clear out fact from wild assertion, particularly when the wild assertions are supported by a community that constantly references and reinforces itself without any actual allegiance to objective fact. Holocaust deniers (actually, you can find them for just about any genocide), Creationists, et cetera– they’re a fascinating study […]

Two Ways to Waste or Worry Your Time Away

Sunday, October 16th, 2005

I have a few more extensive thoughts in the pipeline, but in the meantime, I present the two ways other than the amazing college football and the White Sox that I have managed to have a less-productive-than-average-weekend: Pondering when Tropical Depression Twenty-Four will become Hurricane Wilma, and whether it will make landfall on the US […]


Thursday, August 11th, 2005

Two links for wine lovers… Professor Bainbridge on Wine, one of the better wine weblogs out there (his politics– via his other weblog— I often strongly disagree with, but I’d be quite happy to discuss any disagreements over the bottle of wine of his choice). Hedonistic Fruit Bombs, a great essay in the London Review […]

Monkey Money

Sunday, June 5th, 2005

Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner have a new column titled Freakonomics (after their book) in the New York Times. The inaugural column addresses research showing that monkeys can not only use money, but make rational choices in ways strikingly similar to humans. All the relevant stuff is linked on their site. Part of the Times […]

Great Web Comics

Friday, May 6th, 2005

From BoingBoing: Web Zen: Comics Zen. You can find a list of the comics here. Personally, I love Achewood and The Perry Bible Fellowship. An obvious addition to their list is My New Fighting/Filing Technique is Unstoppable, which after September 11th spawned Get Your War On. In my opinion, GYWO captured the total insanity following […]

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