:: 2013 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: The Existence of Nothing - This is like the Seinfeld of debates. Great discussions about some very complex ideas.
:: A Monthly Good News Source
Fish Sauce: An Ancient Roman Condiment Rises Again
i’ve been very interested in ancient food
i don’t think it counts as living
in the past
:: Brain Pickings
Why fund space exploration
when there are so many problems
here on Earth?
A frustrating question.
Here’s Asimov’s answer,
along with other answers
you didn’t know you needed.
In a few short years, I will be a man with an incomprehensible stare, an unassuming glare as indifferent as it is menacing.
In a few short years, the world seems the same but it will never be—we’re headed one way, and if we change course, we are still headed one way.
In a few short years, it’s promised, things will come together again in one glorious eureka moment.
In a few short years, I’ll be in the ether, floating as I had been for aeons, more at peace with the pieces of myself than I ever have been.
:: When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer
When I heard the learn’d astronomer,
When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me,
When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them,
When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with much applause in the lecture-room,
How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick,
Till rising and gliding out I wander’d off by myself,
In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time,
Look’d up in perfect silence at the stars.