Monthly Archives: May 2011
I have a friend on Facebook, I’ll call her Meg (not her real name.) We don’t know each other in real life, she’s a friend of a friend or something like that. Anyway, she’s a very upbeat person and she … Continue reading
Ad hominem means “against the person” and refers to attacking the person rather than their argument. “Poisoning the well” is a form of ad hominem in which you discredit someone’s argument by connecting them with unpopular or immoral people (Nazis … Continue reading
I’m back from the involuntary study of pain I’ve been pursuing, thanks to my fucked up back, and find an abundance of topics to blog about. I’m trying not to let the blog become too political, but it’s tough to … Continue reading
If you need a mood lifter, check this out: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/05/12/the-knotty-cats-eye-halo/ Isn’t that gorgeous? And HUGE–almost 40 trillion miles. Makes me glad to be in such an amazing universe.
I’ve been reading Flim-Flam! by James Randi and he discusses the Cottingley Fairies hoax in great detail. I don’t remember how I first heard about this case, but it has always interested me. On one hand, I wonder how any … Continue reading