Fine statement, right down to "Misters and Misses Free Speech At All Costs.... You may collectively kiss my black ass." And on that point, if Ms. Jemisin represents the enlightenment to which I'm supposed to aspire, then I am unenlightened, and damned proud of it. She may kiss my white ass. » 6/04/14 5:39pm 6/04/14 5:39pm

Five minutes of error-filled stellar and planetary devolution just to learn - for the umpteenth time - that the meaning of existence is huddling together and loving each other among the cinders of the Big Bang? Dear comedians: mashing up pop post-modernism and astronomy has been done before. Find something new under… » 5/10/14 11:33am 5/10/14 11:33am

I realize that that commenting on this subject on the internet is about as pointless as commenting rationally about science while on Fox News - but.... Krauthammer was mangling Kuhn's thesis in Structure of Scientific Revolutions while making his point about "numbers" and "consensus" among the scientific community.… » 5/07/14 5:37pm 5/07/14 5:37pm

Hello. If Professor Parker is still around, I'd like to know his thoughts on how new innovations in information management, control and retasking, biological repurposing, and broad dissemination of powerful technologies will affect strategic thinking over the next few decades. One part of the strategic paradigm since… » 1/31/14 10:28am 1/31/14 10:28am