Archives for July 2, 2010

There are two lies you will hear from anyone who is into the sport of angling. 1) “It was THIS BIG!” and 2) “Catching fish isn’t the point. It’s the experience of fishing that matters.”

Our guest is Ben Radford, columnist and managing editor for Skeptical Inquirer Magazine. Ben is a veteran investigator of paranormal incidents, and the author of “Scientific Paranormal Investigation: How to Solve Unexplained Mysteries.” He’ll share stories about his favourite investigations, and the techniques he uses to bring real science to bear on paranormal claims. Speaking…

When the dotcom bubble burst, hotelier Chip Conley went in search of a business model based on happiness. In an old friendship with an employee and in the wisdom of a Buddhist king, he learned that success comes from what you count.

Waterberg

A dam at a game preserve in the Waterberg. I believe that one crocodile lives here. Gets bigger every year. (It probably has friends in the nearby river.)

Flight 447 and the ITCZ

I had never felt airsick before, or since. But now I was a nauseated rag doll flopping around in the middle row of a six seater prop plane and I was ready to hurl at any moment.

Controversy

A handful of posts that made people mad at me, or each other: Slaughter a Cow Every 28 Days: How the Bible Ruined Western Society Mail Order Brides and Hypergyny Mail Order Russian Brides, Woovending, Shell Oil and Silence The Natural Basis for Inequality of the Sexes