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Archive for January, 2007

If you are a true nerd, the first thing you are going to ask is “overpaid by what standard”? So let me rephrase the title of the blog post in nerd speak; People with higher then average I.Q scores are subsidized by government actions and as a result people with above average I.Q are receiving […]

The Futility of Debate….

Jane Galt writes….. My favourite, though, are the posts where everyone speculates on the motives of the other side. You see, pro-lifers don’t care about babies at all, because that would make their points something you might have to listen to and we can’t have that, can we? So what they obviously really care about […]

The best part and main problem with Derek Lowe’s blog “In the Pipeline” are one and the same. After all, the blog is all about chemistry and the life of a chemist. For some people, reading about that subject is like watching paint dry. But if you have just a smidgen of intellectual curiosity, In […]

Open Question….

How can Spitzer freeze payments to hospitals and increase the coverage provided to the uninsured with out compromising their already poor quality of care? The answer we are given is that he is going to reform how the money is spent which will produce all kinds of savings. As this article reports…. Spitzer, who was […]

I don’t have the language skills to check up on this, but this post claims that Belgium is going to ban the wearing of the numbers 18 and 88. I can’t imagine how anyone with enough brains to keep their heart beating dares to purpose such a thing.

I kept myself amused today my pondering the following thought experiment…. For the sake of argument let us say that the sole source of morality is the good of the most possible people. Let us say that the definition of people includes those who are not yet born for the same reasons that we worry […]

We are war criminals…

This article has a taste that I do not like. There are few things that annoy me more then someone who is promulgating a “rational” Christianity. Having said that, I believe that it is worth reading this article for it reminds us of what war criminals are really like.

I worry to much….

I suppose I worry too much. But it is so hard to not worry when I see things like this….

Those who remember my post “Student From Hell Part One” already know the basic set up. I was stuck in an economics class where all the teacher wanted us to do was regurgitate the textbook. As a consequence, I was bored out of my mind. My only source of amusement was trying to contradict the […]

A deterministic problem…

The Wall Street Journal had an interesting article on how pure thought can change the physical structure of the brain. Apparently, just sitting around and thinking about things can change the shape of your brain. How cool is that? In one sense this should be no surprise. We already know that doing things like learning […]

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