Via FiveThirtyEight.com’s Significant Digits, which I read religiously and daily, I discovered the Timeline of the Far Future on Wikipedia. I am particularly concerned that in 600 million years C3 photosynthesis will become impossible.
I really like this article about detecting deception from FiveThirtyEight.com. Of course, I should note that it totally supports my own view on the matter, as held before I read it!
Whether you’re using an argument against someone’s position, or dealing with application of a text, try it out against yourself. As in X said A contradicting Y who said B. Response: “X has been known to lie/be wrong.” Would you accept “Y has been known to lie/be wrong” if you held position B?
The nature of a free press is not that it is always right, always responsible, or required to print what any person or group wants, but that it is free. It can challenge authority and it can be challenged.
It’s all a gift (poetry from my Jevlir blog).
The shallow reader and the headline reader are both deceived alike.
Living in community requires sacrifice.
Just stepped outside to encounter actual sleet. Yay Pensacola! You’ll probably need to click on the picture and see it full size. That’s how far one must go to see these things here in the sunny southland. This Canadian born lad was very excited to see such a thing way down here!
… if they’re not used after two years. What can possibly make this a good idea? (HT: The Agitator).