phil sci interwebs goings on

Although I seriously doubt anyone who reads this blog for philosophy of science doesn’t yet know about It’s Only a Theory, if this does apply to you, go check it out. It bills itself as “A Group Blog Devoted to General Philosophy of Science”. Along the same lines Bryan over at Soul Physics has listed some of the few places to find philosophy of science on the net.  Yours truly was pleasantly surprised to make […]

i’m wearing a hat

Animal of the Month: The French (no insult intended). Anyone who would even consider having this as their national tourism logo is deserving of praise: I don’t normally post anything that I’ve seen on Digg or Reddit, but this turns jaw dropping at around 1:28  [3:45]: moogaloop.swf Industrial design: Orbita Mouse Is One Big Scroll Wheel | Technomix | Fast Company “Over its forty year life the mouse has seen some interesting re-inventions, and the […]

the internet in a destroyed economy

Animal of the Month: Fire Ant! [2:53] A flood hits a fire ant colony in the Amazon jungle. An amazing chance to see footage on how the species has adapted to water to protect their queen. Hints of Comeback for Nation’s First Superhighway – NYTimes.com After decades of decline, commercial shipping has returned to the Erie Canal as high fuel prices have made barges an attractive alternative to trucks. PingMag MAKE – Learning From a […]

hyperlinks are stupid

Animal of the Month: Fighting Bugs! (3:12) [via digg] . Runner-Up: Pseudo-animals – The Village Petstore and Charcoal Grill See videos of not-quite animals! USA (2:55) via cursivebuildings MUST WATCH The National Anthem, 1983. Unbelievably good rendition. YouTube – The Manchurian Candidate (1:26) Modern presidential politics. Dispatches from the Culture Wars: Candidate Comedy “For those who haven’t seen the footage, McCain and Obama  appeared last night at a charity dinner in New York to roast […]

Help GroundReport!

Online advertising budgets have been slashed due to the economic meltdown.  Although this doesn’t affect loonies like myself, there are others who actually make websites for the common good.  One of these sites was started by someone I went to highschool with, Rachel Sterne, and her site, GroundReport, is dedicated to democritizing news by splitting the ad revenue with the individuals who post to the website (and anyone can post- this means you!). I can […]

Blog Action Day 08: Poverty

Poverty anywhere is a threat to life everywhere. This is a contribution to Blog Action Day 2008: When someone is living in poverty he or she is struggling to sustain the basic requirements for life.  This means that this person has no opportunity to change his or her life because all of his or her effort is dedicated to satisfying those basic needs. Hence a person living in poverty is cornered; death is the only […]

stupid month of september

animal of the month: Ninja Kitteh! [1:13] This seriously reduced me to giggles for a full minute or two… though the elephant made a strong bid again this month. art & design Vincent van Gogh’s “Bedroom in Arles” Real Life and Digital Recreations Staring Cats Light Sculpture is Fixating 1 Hour Design Challenge: Sick-Ass Car Rendering Winners! Videos of the coolest cars designers could draw in an hour. Unbelievable skills and cars. (I think this […]

links again and again and again…

science/ world Animal of the Month: Drunk Animals in Africa [3:54] (via: DRB) mushrooms! YouTube Search: time lapse mushroom YouTube – ??? ?????? ????? [2:11] YouTube – Psilocybe cubensis “Puerto Rico” time lapse [1:10] Metacafe – Mushroom time lapse Amanita Muscaria [1] YouTube – Blue Oyster Mushroom Time Lapse Video [1:03] Cool Tools – Mycelium Running “Mushrooms as solution. Fungi as ninja warriors.” Rapid Evolution Gives Sperm the Advantage | LiveScience Competition between male fruit […]

links, cause even though

i’m at the end of the internet, you may not be. Animal of the Month: NYC Pimp What a Pimp Reads – New York Times Blog “What sort of person subjects children as young as 12 to beatings and a life of prostitution? An evidence list submitted in the case of Corey Davis, a Queens man who billed himself as “Magnificent,” might provide some insight. Mr. Davis, 36, is facing a minimum of 23 years […]

Links, lanks, lunks

Animal of the Month: Black Grouse Get the Flash Player to see this player. Wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson chooses his top 10 bird songs via plump plum – some other of plump’s goodness: Nabokov on Lolita (part 2) [6m], Frank Zappa on Crossfire [21m] Wu Tang Clan Ain’t Nothin to Fuck With[3m]… at Chess [4m]: Apparently RZA is also a chess champion besides being one of the best rappers. Google News: ahh if only […]