Sean Carroll celebrates the fact that The Laws Underlying the Physics of Everyday Life are Completely Understood. Isn’t that incredible? Sean defends against some misunderstandings here.
D.J. Groethe interviews Tom Clark about Skepticism and Free Will.
Scientists Propose One-Way Human Trip to Mars. However politically difficult that would be, I have no doubt there would be skilled volunteers for that kind of place in history.
Here is a complete list of nations that don’t use the metric system: USA, Liberia, Burma.
650 people burst into Handel’s “Messiah” in the middle of Macy’s.
New Scientist issues a special report on the science of morality. The Good News: essays by leading experts like Joshua Knobe and Patricia Churchland. The Bad News: It’s New Scientist.
From The Non-Libertarian FAQ:
Isn’t statism a bigger problem than libertarianism? Yes. But anyone with their eyes open has realized by now that communism and totalitarianism are deeply flawed systems. There aren’t a lot of honest-to-goodness Stalinists running around… But the Internet [is] full of libertarians.
Also, I so identify with this article by Greta Christina: Why Being Single Can Be Great for You:
For most of those twelve solo years, I wasn’t just happily single. I was consciously and deliberately single. I wasn’t single for twelve years out of bad luck or bad vibes or bad dating skills. I was single because I chose to be single.