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Celebrate Uncertainty

What do you know? [...]

Alternative Medicine: Is Cancer A Lactic Acid?

Cancer is not lactic acid. Lactic acid is a little molecule, and cancer is a disease caused the uncontrolled growth of living tissue throughout the body. They’re two separate things. [...]

The Spoiled Milk of Dreams

This morning, just before I awoke, I dreamed that I was an assistant in a scheme to fraudulently pretend to make shipments of milk over to China that were actually made, selling the milk here in the United States instead, while counting that milk as lost in shipping accidents, taking the insurance money for it, [...]

What Kind Of Plants Map Has No Map?

Update: Plants Map has now added mapping to its web site, and it makes a huge change. The site, which is really a budding social network for gardeners, suddenly makes a great deal of sense. I’m making my account active, and I’m hoping to see the site grow in the future.

It’s almost May. It’s [...]

Finding Metzli

Let us speak of Metzli, the… Metzli the mysterious. What is Metzli?

A. A double-breasted wool coat for women, inspired by military designers, dry clean-only. B. The species name of large moth in the genus Automeris with prominent false eye spots on its wings to distract predators, whose larvae feed on oak leaves. C. The [...]

Would You Wear Atheist Shoes?

If you are in the camp of declaring your non-theistic identity through your footprints, does it change your decision that Atheist Shoes sells a model of their footwear in a color they call Kitten Testicle Grey? [...]

When Creativity Sounds Like Coffee

It could be that people are most interested in buying innovative products as tools of compensation when they are feeling the least ability to summon innovative thought themselves. [...]

Ironies

This weekend, the Ending Spending Super PAC reported spending almost 100,000 dollars to influence a congressional election in North Carolina.

I read last night that a fellow named William Empsen wrote that there are seven types of ambiguity – not six or eight.

What ironies have you recently encountered?

Do Not Fear To Be Eccentric

“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, because every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.” – Bertrand Russell

It isn’t good advice just because Bertrand Russell said it… but it is good advice.

Would Mother Nature Move You Through A Purchase Funnel?

Mother Nature Network – it sounds like a warm and friendly, huggy and human kind of place – the sort of news web site that might hand you a warm, freshly-baked gluten-free cookie when you visit. It’s a web site that celebrates the “Joy of Less”, so you might expect its web design to be [...]

Tracking The Leshy

The Leshy can be identified by a missing right ear, as well as the absence of eyelashes and eyebrows. [...]