Yesterday, The Internet Solved a 20-year-old Mystery — This is cool and strange. (Snurched from Language Log.)
Milk Drinking Still a Mystery — he mutation for milk-drinking evolved independently in different parts of the world over the last 10,000 years as a result of strong natural selection, but why was it so advantageous?
2013 Continued the Long-Term Warming Trend — The GISS Land-Ocean Temperature Index put 2013 into the top ten warmest years in the global record, even though temperatures in the United States were not much warmer than usual.
The Death Of Expertise — Today, any assertion of expertise produces an explosion of anger from certain quarters of the American public, who immediately complain that such claims are nothing more than fallacious “appeals to authority,” sure signs of dreadful “elitism,” and an obvious effort to use credentials to stifle the dialogue required by a “real” democracy.
The abortion liars club. And one way they wield it. — Thou shalt not bear false witness.
?otD: Cuts like a knife, does it?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 7.0 hours (solid)
Body movement: n/a (in hospital)
Weight: n/a (in hospital)
Number of FEMA troops on my block inventing polar vortices: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)