John Wilkins is always worth reading, but today he is particularly interesting. As I have noted before, the sciences have a kind of rolling wall of fog at a temporal distance behind them. They only cite those papers that are this side of that wall, or those papers that stand out like mountain peaks from… Continue reading
Krauthammer on what happened in Syria: On Sept. 6, something important happened in northern Syria. Problem is, no one knows exactly what. Except for those few who were involved, and they’re not saying. We do know that Israel carried out an airstrike. How do we know it was important? Because in Israel, where leaking is… Continue reading
Apropos my gripes about the abysmal state of what passes for conservative science journalism, Teresa Nielsen Hayden weighs in: Why should it be so important to insist that God created the animals via mysterious unspecified means, and to deny that the processes that brought them into being left perceptible traces in the geological record and… Continue reading
Rod Dreher was kind enough to pick up on my post on the woes of conservative science journalism. And so far no obscene comments!
Whoever said being a philosopher means a life without adventure? Not Scott Carson.