The Corpus Callosum

Archives for March, 2007

Happy Piday

Happy Pi-day!

Dreams, Corrected

I really liked Jonah’s post at The Frontal Cortex, about Dreaming, Smelling and Memory.  But I have to take issue with his treatment of the use of dream interpretation in Freudian psychotherapy.   I know this is a nit-picky point, and is completely tangential to the point of his post.  But this close to Piday,…

The draft for the IPCC report for this year paints a distinctly disturbing picture of the near future.  As reported in USA Today (among many others)… Tens of millions of Latin Americans who now have water will be short of it in less than 20 years. By 2080, between 200 million and 600 million people…

Cleaner Cars

One of the embarrassing things about Michigan Politics is that many of the national politicians, while generally fairly progressive, do not get on board with mandates for cars that pollute less.   The auto makers argue that it would take too long to develop the technology to meet higher fuel economy standards, etc. But now…

Incredible Editorial on Libby

There really isn’t much to say about this, if you adhere to the notion that if you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all… Verdict of perjury Sunday, March 11, 2007 Conviction of vice presidential aide I. Lewis Libby last week had little to do with the core allegations in…

OK, Me Too

This is from a meme; Tikistitch has put up a list of the “Most Significant SF & Fantasy Books of the Last 50 Years“.  I got this from Coturnix, who got it from Myers.  John Wilkins has done it, too.   The idea is to put the ones you’ve read in boldface.  One thing I…

Tux Transformed

What would happen if Tux went to a famous portrait artist to get a makeover? Modigliani Botticelli This was done using the method described previously.

Why Am I NOT Surprised?

Privatized Walter Reed Workforce Gets Scrutiny Army Facility Lost Dozens Of Maintenance Workers By Steve Vogel and Renae Merle Washington Post Staff Writers Saturday, March 10, 2007; Page A03 The scandal over treatment of outpatients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center has focused attention on the Army’s decision to privatize the facilities support workforce at…

Ignore Subpoenas…

…That is probably bad advice.  Never take legal advice from someone who is not your lawyer.  The only thing worse than taking legal advice from someone who is not your lawyer, is to take legal advice from somebody else’s lawyer. With that disclaimer out of the way, I am going to tell you what I…

Proteroctopus ribeti

This is supposedly the earliest known octopus, being from the middle Jurrasic, found in France.  Think old.