A Tumbril Remark

Humans really have to stop putting people into authority based on their wanting the position – there ought to be minimum qualifications specified for a politician. For example, a smattering of economics, medicine, philosophy, and a history of successful public service, not simply “how much money did they raise for our caucus?”

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Brain-O: The Incident

[Warning: Long. Also “me, me me me”]

I was in the kitchen, stitching up the leather cover for Hannah’s Puuko knife, and I was just having trouble doing it. The belt loop I designed included some cross-stitched loops that butted together, and I kept getting things tangled. I felt hot, frustrated, and a bit dizzy.

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Stuff of Nightmares

I’m not sure if this is a rule of evolution, or not, but it seems to me that any niche that’s capable of supporting something, will get filled. Once the niche is filled, you then see various strategies: small, fast, high reproductive rate versus larger predators that invest energy in giant teeth and brains.

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