David Hogberg explains why he thinks Andrew Sullivan and Christopher Hitchens are being dangerously silly.
Saturday, October 30, 2004
Face it: the so-called "Famous Monsters of Filmland" may have scared us as children, but they were mostly misunderstood creatures who weren't malicious or intentionally monstrous. Now, however, we are forced to confront real-life monsters who will truly make it difficult to get to sleep this Halloween (being so close to Election Day and all).If you want a great Halloween/Campaign Season chuckle, check this out.
Thursday, October 28, 2004
Wednesday, October 27, 2004
So, XM offers live breaking news, but you're stuck with what they pick for you. Apple gives you all the storage space you want, a cocoon against the outside world, and a mostly useless color screen. Is it just me, or is it obvious that these companies should get together? What I really want is a wireless iPod that can suck down live updates or a MyFi that lets me play every track that XM has ever broadcast. Instead, I'm forced to choose between immediacy and control—or forced to spend $700 to have both. I'll save my money and hope they solve my dilemma for me.Slate's Paul Butin on the iPod and how it stacks up against the new MyFi player from XM.
Monday, October 25, 2004
Friday, October 22, 2004
One of the last great predictions of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, that the very fabric of space-time can be "dragged" by mass, has been confirmed with higher accuracy (although the team behind the more comprehensive Gravity Probe B experiment is skeptical of this team's results).
Tuesday, October 19, 2004
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
And now silence. French celebrity philosopher Jacques Derrida has gone off into the great gap in the sky. Like many students who had to read his intentionally obtuse tracts, I found him tedious. The real shame though is that his work was force-fed to students in literature classes—not philosophy classes where he belonged, and where his work actually does have some meaning (the groundlessness on which post-Kantian philosophies are ultimately based).