A golden oldie worth reviewing for perspective on today's various predictions of technological doom. (7 minute video.)
Nicely argued. Key bit:
When it comes to Jews, anti-Semitism generates the absurd. If you think capitalism is evil, you can focus on the “international banking conspiracy” led by the Rothschilds. If collectivism offends you, there is always Karl Marx to be the focus of your wrath, not to mention the Soviet revolution led by such “Jews” as Lenin and Stalin.
The Arab/Israeli dispute is not about land, settlements, green lines, or roadmaps. It is about Jews.
When Jordan’s King Hussein occupied the West Bank, no one spoke of occupation or the need to create a democratic, secular state of Palestine. If the Israelis were Muslims, the world would no more care about what they did than it cares about Iran’s control of Sunni Arabs in its western provinces, China’s occupation of Mongolia, or Turkey’s partition of Cyprus.
"Shaking up the Conventional Wisdom on Salt: What Science Really Says about Sodium and Hypertension"
Little that I haven't read elsewhere, but if you haven't followed the recent research, this is a nice short summary.
Amazing story. I'd give him an A+, too.
"Why did the ancient Greeks in the Persian wars use runners as messengers, couldn't they have used horses? Wouldn't that have been faster?"
I didn't know. Now I do.
One man's long, lonely search for a lost 16th century Spanish (earlier Viking?) ship in the California desert.
Hey, stranger things have happened.
Go ahead, tell me again about the so-called lack of intergenerational mobility here in the United States.
A lot of events seem to be scheduled. Some of the now-old hippies have never recovered from the disappointment.
"This 3,500-Year-Old Greek Tomb Upended What We Thought We Knew About the Roots of Western Civilization"
Piece at Smithsonian.com describing recent archaeological finds concerning the Mycenaean civilization.
Short piece that argues "Air Quality Steadily Improved During 20th Century [before the EPA]".