Category Archives: DeepThoughts

The Infamous Double Slit Experiment

I forgot just how strange and cool quantum physics can be…

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Stupid Design

Fantastic.

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P.J. O'Rourke on The Daily Show

Interesting interview with P.J. O’Rourke on Smith’s The Wealth of Nations.

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Our reputation for flakiness is at stake

An excellent editorial by Carl Hiaasen in the February 17th Miami Herald. Florida’s plucky refusal to embrace 21st century education is one reason that prestigious tech industries have avoided the state, allowing so many of our high-school graduates (and those … Continue reading

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Fight Club: the Return of Hobbes

Very interesting (and fairly brilliant) comparison of Fight Club to Calvin and Hobbes. Flash forward to the timeframe depicted in Fight Club. Calvin/Jack has reached an all-time low. He has done everything society has told him to do but is … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

God help those who do not help themselves. — Wilson Mizner

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What media bias?

This is ridiculous… This sort of thing is why I stopped watching TV news years ago. P.S. Go Ron!

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The Best Thought Experiments

From Wired.com: 2. Schrödinger’s cat A cat is trapped in a box with radioactive material, a Geiger counter, and a mechanism rigged to release poison if particle decay is detected. According to Erwin Schrödinger, the cat exists in two probable … Continue reading

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Inside the Monkeysphere

Great article from David Wong – why 99.99999% of the world’s population are “one-dimensional characters” to us: Picture a monkey. A monkey dressed like a little pirate, if you wish. We’ll call him Slappy. Imagine you have Slappy as a … Continue reading

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When did America become a nation of frightened wimps?

Good essay from Steve Olson: When did America become a nation of frightened wimps? When did we cross the line from courage to cowardice? Was it sometime in the 1990s? After the Oklahoma City bombing? After the Columbine shootings? After … Continue reading

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