But seriously …
Kelly McCullough, author of the Raverin series (starting with WebMage of fantasy/science fiction and dealing with artificial intelligence, magical computer technology, and mythology) will be making a local appearance here in the Twin Cities. Those of you who have followed the Twin Cities Creation Science Fair story already know the place: Har Mar Shopping Center. Or, to be more exact, at the Barnes and Noble at Har Mar.
The Har Mar visit will coincide with the release of McCullough’s latest book.
Day: May 25th (Tuesday)
Time: 7:00 PM
See you there! (I’m going to try very hard to make it)
As long as “anything” includes being a total dumb-ass:
Continue reading If you really believe in yourself, you can do anything.
A “falsehood” is a belief held by a number of people that is in some way incorrect. That incorrectness may be blatant, it may be subtle, it may be conditional, it may be simple, it may be complex. But, the unraveling of the belief, even if much of that belief is in fact true, can be a learning experience in which future thinking about the issue is transformed. If the examination of the falsehood is accomplished in a thoughtful manner and without too much sophistry, this can be a rewarding experience. (If not, it can be rather awaste oftime.)
Continue reading Primitive Cultures are Simple, while Civilization is Complex: Part 1
Harakat Al-Shabab is a militant Islamic youth movement engaged in the Somali war. Yesterdaythey mortared the presidential palace in Omgadishu, setting off a fight killing 14 people.
A gay couple in Malawi has been sentenced to 14 years (max) at hard labo for “gross indecency and unnatural acts.”
The judge said he wanted to protect the public from “people like you”.
Steven Monjeza, 26, and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, 20, have been in jail since they were arrested in December after holding an engagement ceremony.
The case has sparked international condemnation and a debate about homosexuality in the country.
The British government, Malawi’s largest donor, expressed its “dismay” …
The World Cup stadium has opened! Sales are said to be down, but I think that won’t last long.
Ethiopian voting underway:
Polls have closed in Ethiopia’s first election since a 2005 contest which was marred by protests that led to the deaths of 200 people.
… (and one other guy). And Gardner died on Saturday.
He was born in October 1914. So that made him …
Continue reading I learned all my interesting math from Martin Gardner …