It doesn’t work any better with social change than it does with games of chance. With leftism, the coin never comes up heads.
And David Solway writes that we shouldn’t rely on the children of the left to run our affairs.
When I was a kid, Halloween was for kids. And then I grew up and didn’t care about it any more (like, when I hit my teens). But apparently, many of my generation never wanted to grow up. One more Boomer-caused societal disaster.
Two years too late, unfortunately.
Thoughts on verification and validation from Judith Curry. With the usual nonsense about “denialists” in comments.
On the fortieth anniversary of Doonesbury, Gary Trudeau provides an interview that inadvertently reveals why the strip hasn’t been worth reading for years:
Believe it or not, Obama’s very tough for business. The contradictory characterizations of him as fascist or socialist only serve to confirm the truth—he’s a raging moderate. And satirists don’t do well with moderates, especially thoughtful ones. In addition, Obama rarely makes gaffes and has no salient physical or temperamental features. And sinking popularity isn’t a critique. Even SNL’s main rap on him is his unflappability, hardly a vice in a world leader.
Even ignoring the absurdity that being a fascist and being a socialist are contradictory, where to begin? “Rarely makes gaffes”? Is he kidding?
There is something very strange going on here. I think that it’s probably a result of the increasing secularization of British (and European) society, in which the traditional religions have made themselves increasingly irrelevant.
[Update a few minutes later]
Mohammed (in its various spellings) is now the most popular boy’s name in Britain.
Is there a more inappropriately named woman in the world than Joy Behar?
This is a pretty weird story. Was a time traveller captured on film in 1928?
Some amazing gears.
[Via Geek Press]