Monthly Archives: June 2009

Obama’s re-election strategy :-)>

Using mind control techniques developed on his home planet, Obama has unleashed an army of seductresses in order to eliminate the men who stand in the way of his reelection in 2012. Based on the timing of the Sanford and Ensign affairs, it appears he launched the offensive before the first primary of 2008.

I know this seems like a far-fetched theory, but it will seem a lot more plausible should Huckabee or Pawlenty ever hold the confessional press conference.

Unintended Consequences

The ecological disaster that is dolphin safe tuna.

By trying to help dolphins, groups like Greenpeace caused one of the worst marine ecological disasters of all time.

This post took 2nd place in the Three Quarks Daily 2009 Prize in Science, with the comment

It’s a fine example of one of what I consider to be one of the most important lessons of science: that emotional moralization can lead to outcomes that are morally worse than those based on hard-headed analyses.

From Science Fiction to Colgaffneyis

Convergence is coming soon and colgaffneyis, as usual, will be well represented there. I wonder how many of my fellow members have read Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen. I read it in High School, more than 40 years ago. I was immediately fascinated by the pike-and-shot era, and soon afterwards read Oman to learn something of the real history. I have been reading more ever since. It was all started by science fiction.