articles tagged: books
and now, a reminder about post-modernism
# oddities

and now, a reminder about post-modernism

Even a cursory glance at post-modernism shows that it's basically just trendy nonsense. Emphasis on nonsense.

cooking, now with extra science and precision
# science

cooking, now with extra science and precision

Cooking is primarily an art. Nathan Myhrvold wants to make it much more of a science with a creative flair.

your dose of graphic, dystopian post-humanism
# space

your dose of graphic, dystopian post-humanism

Dougal Dixon has seen the future of the human species and it's not a fun or good one...

mixing technology and evolution yet again…
# tech

mixing technology and evolution yet again…

It's often tempting to compare advancements in technology to evolution. But they're two fundamentally different processes.

shadow nation: future shock, part three
# oddities

shadow nation: future shock, part three

The third, and for now, final installment of a sci-fi experiment focused on this blog's favorite themes.

starting a controversy for controversy’s sake
# evolution

starting a controversy for controversy’s sake

Jerry Fodor and Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini wrote a book about evolution riddled with mistakes called out by biologists. Now they're pretending their critics are faceless nobodies with suspect credentials.

shadow nation: future shock , part two…
# oddities

shadow nation: future shock , part two…

Part two of the sci-fi experiment featuring a space opera built around this blog's favorite themes...

and now for something completely different…
# oddities

and now for something completely different…

A sci-fi experiment incorporating some of this blog's favorite themes...

looking for the afterlife in all the wrong places
# evolution

looking for the afterlife in all the wrong places

Dinesh D’Souza's exploration of evidence for the afterlife is a feat of intellectual laziness and incuriosity.

why the specter of objectivism is still with us
# politics

why the specter of objectivism is still with us

Ayn Rand claimed to defend capitalism. So why were her heroes such terrible businesspeople with no idea how companies actually work and make money?

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