February 3rd, 2013
I’ve had a crappy week, productivity wise…jet lag hits me harder than ever, and my schedule is pretty loose and not forcing me to suffer too much from day to day. I can’t tell how long I’m going to sleep when I feel tired. It could be 3 hours, or 9. I have too much to do to be low productivity, and it’s already cost me one project by not being prompt enough.
Ok, let’s get to some links!
John Joseph Adams pointed me at this planetary study guide from a teacher: http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/01/Planetary-Study-Guide/ Let me just say, this person is not a teacher. Not of correct information. How many errors do YOU see? Probably more than this so-called “teacher” who should lose the job.
No, Pluto did not become a black hole as suggested in the last link! Actually, it’s become a special project.
The 12 things that ruined Superman. Not mentioned was that he wasn’t that interesting to start with.
An interview with the thoughtful and talented Ursula K. Le Guin (Thanks, Todd!):
No, because after all in writing if you don’t have to mention the doorknob you don’t. I think one reason why most science-fiction movies are so lousy is that in them you do have to imagine the doorknob and you have to design it. And every single visual object has to be designed to tie in together. And then you get into a literalism which is a little bit soul-killing. But in writing you get away with murder. You just suggest something. So much of fantasy and science fiction is just the art of suggestion. You don’t really tell people that much, but they think you have because they imagine it.
An infographic about the Kyoto protocol, asking if it worked. I don’t need an infographic to know it didn’t, unfortunately. As a species, we probably need need another solution than fossil fuel austerity.
The first porn star to go to space? Not my first choice.
About half of Americans don’t believe in evolution. Nearly half of Americans believe in ghosts, too. Wish I could say I was shocked.
Also not shocked that NASA may have known the Challenger astronauts were to become ghosts, and not tell them. That’s just a crushing thing to decide.
Learn some of the issues involved with climate change from this quality video based on the scientific literature:
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