The Family Falls Flat: Matt Hall reviews Jeff Sharlet’s new book on the D.C. — based Fellowship Foundation.
It’s a good question — one posed by Ron H. in his comment on my recent “Darwinism and good” post: What can adequately explain why something is or isn’t good? Equivalently: What is good? For many (in practice this is most, I imagine), something is good if it turns out the way a person wishes. … Read more
I’m now back from travels to the hinterlands of Tennessee, where I saw — among other things — Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. As someone who has long considered Raiders and Last Crusade two of my favorite movies, I’ve looked forward to the next Indy sequel ever since the rumors started … Read more
Indiana Jones and the Rip-offs of Doom: My favorite of these was the “Tales of the Golden Monkey” TV show.
The other night, during a television commercial break, something strange caught my eye in a trailer for the new movie The Incredible Hulk: It didn’t strike me until 10 seconds into the next commercial. Quick rewind (this is the stuff DVRs are made for!). Yes it’s just as I thought: Notice the dire warning box … Read more
I saw last week about half a minute of VH1’s documentary “Sex: The Revolution”, which seemed to relish in the notion that the “advances” in sexual behavior that occur today were brought about by the libidinous free-wheeling of the 60’s and 70’s. Off with the old American puritanism, it seemed to say. Last week, I … Read more
I love lists like this — The Art of Manliness lists 100 Must-Read Books: The Essential Man’s Library
CNN Money has some helpful articles on saving fuel, and avoiding gas-saving myths.
This Associated Press piece on “designer babies” highlights how — for some — the ability to do something is sufficient grounds for its rightness: But Kathy Hudson, director of the Genetics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., said she’s not troubled by the work. She said the idea of successfully modifying babies by inserting … Read more
Perhaps his staff used fuzzy math to compute the number of our Union? Ah, you gotta love these rumors on the internets…