Respectful Insolence

Archives for August 28, 2007

Now that I’ve been in London for three full days, I’ve noticed a few more things. Here’s one. Although my experience is anecdotal over the course of a weekend, I’ve still been wondering: Why are the British so darned polite and friendly? Is it the long Bank Holiday weekend? (And why do they call it…

Frontier science versus textbook science

Vacation time! While Orac is gone recharging his circuits and contemplating the linguistic tricks of limericks and jokes or the glory of black holes, he’s rerunning some old stuff from his original Blogspot blog. This particular post first appeared on January 16, 2006. Enjoy! During my usual weekly perusal of the New York Times, I…

Vacation time! While Orac is gone recharging his circuits and contemplating the linguistic tricks of limericks and jokes or the glory of black holes, he’s rerunning some old stuff from his original Blogspot blog. This particular post first appeared on October 14, 2005. Enjoy! Very early on in this blog, I wrote a post that…