New Fiction: Self-Sustaining

Theo is a monk–or as near to it as makes no difference–but don’t worry about it if he invites you to dinner. You won’t be left with bread and water. Although he may deny himself the pleasures of the flesh, he is generous with his hospitality–and his money. Tonight, he… Continue reading

Lost in the Noise?

May 19, 2010 is an interesting day in the history of the world, though its significance passed by unnoticed by most people – even people who watch for momentous events. But today, two thing happened that will, in their knock-on effects, change the world in ways every bit as profound… Continue reading

This Week’s Cool Biotech

Stopping in quickly during a break in my hectic production and writing schedules to drop a handful of links that have recently blown me away in one way or another. First, the coolest biomedical news this year: Synthetic arteries have arrived. Second, some really cool news on dog evolution from… Continue reading

Down From Ten, ep 3

Download Subscribe And now, Episode 3. Bumper by Mark Smith of Buffy, Between The Lines. Story So Far by Philippa Ballantine. Continue reading

Electile Dysfunction: Bungling Science pt. 3

In my post on the Entitlement Mentality I quoted Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who once said “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” The last several election cycles in America have made it shockingly clear that Americans no longer know the difference between opinion and facts… Continue reading

Electile Dysfunction: Bungling Science pt. 2

Now, let’s go on over to the Republican side of the fence and do some more sacred cow tipping. I could pick on them for their mirror-image myopia on the same issues of environmental stewardship, but let’s go for something more fun. Let’s take the classic Republican relationship with tradition… Continue reading