[A day late,] St. John Chrysostum, on fasting: Fasting is a medicine. But medicine, as beneficial as it is, becomes useless because of the inexperience of the user. He has to know the appropriate time that the medicine should be taken and the right amount of medicine and the condition of the body which is…Details
Blaise Aguera y Arecas on augmented-reality maps (CREEPY):Those Microsoft guys sure are amazing… Couldn’t this still mean daddy problems?: We recruited two groups of women who differed in their number of lifetime sex partners in order to investigate several hypotheses related to female sociosexuality. Specifically, we explored whether women who engage in casual sex have…Details
No drinking outside my house (bars, parties, etc. Have to make an exception for home because I am up to my ears in wine…) Running daily (starting at 2.5 miles, working up) No video games during the week or on Sundays No swearing (? probably impossible) The usual Catholic traditions (no meat Fridays, 3 meals…Details
Nerds have such a hard time of it, don’t we?
Friedman on the redistribution of wealth: Double trouble on the minimum wage’s economic effects: Thomas Sowell on the Fallacy of Fairness. In Four Parts, wow. All the hubbub from the Tea Party gatherings is not consistent with the original views of freedom espoused by the Republican party. NeoCons may rise to the beat of Palin’s…Details
From reddit: • More people die a year by coconuts falling on their heads than by shark attacks.• The moon rises 50 minutes later each day. That’s why it’s up during they day sometimes.• A sunset is usually more brilliant than a sunrise because of the dust that’s kicked up by the sun heating the…Details
This is the worst thing I have ever seen. I had to force myself to watch it, because I think it very important to understanding what is at stake in the abortion movement. Here is the stake of your “women’s rights movement.” Here is the “tissue” that is being removed in the name of sexual…Details
It’s time to finish up Williams’ series: In 10 short articles, there’s no way to even scratch the surface of economic knowledge. I’ll simply end the series with a discussion of a few popular sentiments that have high emotional worth but make little economic sense. I use some of these sentiments as a teaching device…Details