Tag Archives: Nonsense

Sally Ride Shirked Her Cookie-Baking, Baby-Making Duties By Living an Exciting Life

Sometimes, in the dark fringes of the Internet, I will encounter something of such unspeakable, singular stupidity that I will have no choice but to simply wave my hand and dismiss it as parody. And then there are times when … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

How Not To Write Comprehensibly

Here’s a new rule by which I think that everyone should at least try to abide in their blogging: unless you are writing for exclusively specialists, whenever you make use of an initialism, take a few seconds to spell-out what … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Science: Why The Market Can’t Handle (all of) It

The less-intelligent sort of libertarians* seem to view the market the way that children view their mother’s credit card: as far as they are concerned, it is basically a “get-out-paying-for-things-free” card for governments. Thus a government need never spend money … Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Politics, Science | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Let’s All Hear It For the Idle Rich

If I were born rich (by which I mean wealthy enough that I knew that I would never, under any remotely likely circumstances, have to face homelessness or starvation), I know precisely what I would do with my life: I … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

In Defense of Uselessness

If there’s one trend that I absolutely cannot stand, it is the functionalist view that every course of action pursued by Humans should necessarily serve some sort of goal, or practical application. This, of course, rapidly gives rise to the … Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Personal Stuff | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

In *My* Ideal World, You Wouldn’t Exist Either.

I have noted in the past that my studies as a physicist are inherently apolitical. This is a simple consequence of the fact that the subject matter with which I deal is abstract. Matter and energy, space and time are … Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Personal Stuff, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment