Archives for March 27, 2012

Maddow on Today about Drift

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy I’m still reading Drift. It’s been hard to get the time with all this conventioneering I’m doing, but I’m loving it. See also this preliminary look at the book.

Faking it? He’s a fake? Do tell! More details, context, here.

There is a spreading belief that if you put Nitrogen (instead of regular air) in your car tires, that you will get better gas mileage. The reasoning behind this may be sound, but the facts on which the reasoning is based are not correct. Therefore, the answer is no, it is not advantageous for the…

“Monkey Bill” Passes

Tennessee “monkey bill” passes legislature House Bill 368 passed the Tennessee House of Representatives on a 72-23 vote on March 26, 2012, the Chattanooga Times Free Press (March 26, 2012) reports. The bill would encourage teachers to present the “scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses” of topics that arouse “debate and disputation” such as “biological evolution,…