Friday, July 2, 2010

Bits and Pieces

A couple of new things came across my desk that are worth pointing out.

David Eller wrote a nice feature article analyzing Intelligent Design Creationism. He didn't bother to just attack it but to analyze it on its own terms. ID doesn't do well. See here.

Andrew J Bacevich wrote an interesting article on the problems in the civilian control of the military undergoing a long term war. McChrystal is just the canary in the coal mine. See here.

Look here for a preview of The Empire Strikes Back, made in 1950. This is a new genre called "pre-makes:" trailers for modern films that owe their roots to older movies made to resemble the old movies they were made from. More here and here.

There's been a lot of talk about "Obama's" deficit. Here's a quick article showing how much of it he inherited.

Paul Dirac's beautiful article from the May 1963 Scientific American. Back when men were men and commies were nervous.

What to do with glass things here.

Know how to glue anything to anything else here.

Terrific ocean videos here and here.

And, finally, possibly the saddest NYT story I've ever read: Tuna's End.

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