I'm going to be hosting a Q&A on Wednesday with Curtis White, essayist, novelist, and professional curmudgeon. He's got a new book out called "The Science Delusion", which ties together critiques of Richard Dawkins and The New Atheism with critiques of pop-neuroscience like Jonah Lehrer's work. If you're going to be in Minneapolis, you should join us — it should be an interesting conversation. The event starts at 7:00 pm at Magers and Quinn Booksellers.
Funny how times change! The Vatican has declared that it is "morally acceptable" for Roman Catholics to receive coronavirus vaccines developed from research that used fetal tissue from abortions. The Catholic Church still says that abortion is a grave sin. From the Associated Press: The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican's watchdog… READ THE REST
Five metronomes started at different times eventually synchronize in this nifty video from UCLA. It's been a known phenomenon since the 17th century: In 1665, Dutch physicist Christiaan Huygens, inventor of the pendulum clock, was lying in bed with a minor illness and watching two of his clocks hanging on a wall, said Henrique Oliveira, a… READ THE REST
Never have I cheered more cheerfully for trucks. CNN aviation and transportation correspondent Pete Muntean tweeted this video of UPS and FedEx trucks carrying the first U.S. shipment of coronavirus vaccine, hauling out in their COVID convoy from Pfizer's facility near Kalamazoo, Michigan. What a sight, and what a time to be alive. READ THE REST
When the Apple App Store got started in 2008, they opened with just 500 apps available. Just a short 12 years later, there are now approaching 2 million apps available for an iPhone user to download. And, we can guarantee you this – a vast portion of those apps didn't come from hardcore professional developers.… READ THE REST
The worst thing about Apple AirPods has nothing to do with their sound. They sound great. And, it has nothing to do with their functionality. They're packed with all the Apple goodies they pack into all their products. No, the worst thing about Apple AirPods is that they're so small that it often isn't a… READ THE REST
For marijuana pioneers of the 60s and 70s, this new America must almost seem like an alien world. There are now twice as many states where cannabis is fully legal as states where it remains illegal. Currently, only six states haven't joined the modern world and ushered some acceptance of marijuana, CBD, and other hemp… READ THE REST