Category Archives: Science

Ed Yong’s New Book

Another quick post. Ed Yong, the science writer, has a new book out today — in fact my copy is running late, and will be delivered tomorrow — called An Immense World — about how animals perceive the world much … Continue reading

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More Thinking about Women and Men

To follow up on yesterday’s post, two items today.

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Aesthetics: Color Theory: 60:30:10

Here’s another item I saw just recently, which shares with the previous post how a design principle can be crystalized in numbers. Via Boing Boing, Devin Nealy, 31 May 2022: The 60-30-10 percent rule of color

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Aesthetics: The Starship Enterprise

I was quite struck some years ago, 2104 it must have been, by an analysis of the design of the original starship Enterprise that showed how it relied heavily on the “Golden Ratio,” the artistic proportion of 1.618. And how … Continue reading

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LQCs: Privileges

Claimed for knowledge that came first; claimed by those in power to preserve their status.

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Musings: The Sky; Living in History

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LQCs: Replacement theory, High School biology, Y2K, Macho puffery

The New Yorker, Kathleen Belew (assistant professor of history at U of Chicago) interviewed by Isaac Chotiner, 15 May 2022: Making Sense of the Racist Mass Shooting in Buffalo, subtitled, “An expert on the white-power movement and the ‘great replacement’ … Continue reading

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LQCs: The New Era of Reducing Civil Rights, via Religious Reactionaries

So we are now in an era when the Supreme Court — driven by religious reactionaries — is *taking away* rights rather than ensuring they apply to all people. What’s next? as many are asking. Right to marry? To segregate? … Continue reading

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Daniel C. Dennett, BREAKING THE SPELL, post 3

A few more notes, and quotes.

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LQCs: Making Prohibitions vs. Solving Problems

Big news today is that a draft of a Supreme Court decision about abortion was leaked, by someone, and the draft indicates an intention to completely overturn Roe v. Wade. As everyone’s been expecting for some time now. The shock … Continue reading

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