Daily Archives: July 17, 2009

Acid Candy

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Irony Watch

James Dean cautions against unsafe driving: Until watching this video, I hadn’t registered how closely Brad Pitt channels James Dean.

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Cosmic Groovy

Appearing to have stepped out of a 1970s time machine, Paul Davies gives a stimulating talk on the cosmic mysteries. Intellectual wavy gravy: And Part 2:

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Does That Mean They’re Not Loonies?

Daniel Dennett’s recent article on skepticism (in the Guardian) was accompanied by what I thought was an amusing editor’s correction: This article was amended on Thursday 16 July 2009. Moon-landing sceptics were referred to as “loonies”, contrary to the Guardian … Continue reading

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We Can Fly, We Can Fly, We Can Fly!

At least in our dreams. At Slate today, Mason Currey recounts a “lucid dream” (a dream in which you are conscious of dreaming, and act on that consciousness) that he had: I’m walking up a path into the lobby of an … Continue reading

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Striking a Balance?

Philosopher Julian Baggini today: If you are stuck on a mountaintop, the belief that you will get down if you try hard enough is too important to seriously doubt. In contrast, the belief that you will survive no matter what … Continue reading

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