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The Internet is making us stupid – TechnoLlama

Andres at TechnoLlama has written a blog post that explains how the internet is making us stupid, and it’s not just because we spend too much time on it. I’ll put a few quotes from his article here, and then … Continue reading

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Internet Archive Passes One Thousand Downloads

(Note the image of Sita in the above picture, from Sita Sings the Blues. Sita was a great inspiration to me, as I’ve reported before.) When I checked the status of the Green Comet trilogy on the Internet Archive today, … Continue reading

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Science Prank

I’ve run a few posts dealing with bad science and the idiotic attitudes of some politicians toward science, including this one, and this one with a chart. Let’s get back at them.-) Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal has a good idea … Continue reading

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If You Must Take Offence

Crispian Jago, who maintains a blog called The Reason Stick, which he describes as “A blunt, shit-stained instrument wielded indiscriminately to bludgeon pseudoscience, superstition, blind faith and common or garden irrational bollocks,” and who has been publishing a series of … Continue reading

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What Emotion is That?

Photo Credit: .kleine. cc-by-nc-sa. via The Only Emotions I Can Feel are Anger and Fear – The Seattle Star You don’t have to be a psychopath or a sociopath to have trouble feeling or identifying your emotions. You could have … Continue reading

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Dunyazad Digital Library

Robert Schaechter, the creator and curator of the Dunyazad Digital Library, has added the Green Comet trilogy to his stacks. Robert has created an omnibus containing all three novels in one PDF file. This isn’t just any ordinary PDF file, … Continue reading

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Wikipedia – The Free Online Encyclopedia

I have cited Wikipedia in many of my posts, and I’ve done it with no shame. Not everyone has shared my enthusiasm, though. Many people have used Wikipedia as an example of what is wrong with getting your information from … Continue reading

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The Free Speech of Fools

Photo: StockSnap. CC0/Public Domain license. I’ve posted on free speech and freedom of expression before here on Green Comet. I talked about how people confused the right to free speech with the right to freedom from criticism for what they … Continue reading

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FactChecking Science Claims in 2017

FactCheck is a website that checks claims made by politicians and others to see if they hold up under scrutiny. In this era of fake news and other lies, they help us to see what’s true and what isn’t. In … Continue reading

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Daydreaming is Good

I knew it! All those hours I spent gazing out the window weren’t an indication of my bone-lazy inattentiveness at all. They were showing how smart I am. Yeah! I knew it. The online science magazine, Eurekalert!, tells us about … Continue reading

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