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On Penis Rays, Self-Loathing and Psychic Voodoo: Autobiographical Cartoonists on Truth and Lies

I've been waiting for someone to tackle this subject in a thoughtful way in the wake of the Jonah Lehrer dust up (and now Fareed Zakaria too). This is the best thing I've read on the subject of "nonfiction" since the Lehrer "scandal."

Posted on August 14, 2012 at 6:10 pm 0

On Cocaine Eats Your Brain

@Printersanonymous article states that they removed those with alcohol addiction and saw the same results

Posted on April 25, 2012 at 2:21 pm 0

On Yes, Let's Let the Rich People Go Space-Mining, It'll End Well for Everyone

@zidaane what could possibly go wrong?

Posted on April 24, 2012 at 1:18 pm 2

On The Jig Is Up: Thought-Scanning Is Almost Here

@Dave Bry Yup, sounds about right for me, too

Posted on September 29, 2011 at 2:49 am 0

On Chemical Apple Pie: Apple Pie Without The Apples

@hockeymom not me though, not me.

Posted on September 29, 2011 at 2:47 am 0

On The Jig Is Up: Thought-Scanning Is Almost Here

@jfruh or, more to the point, I think: we are using that computational brute force to correlate patterns we don't understand to results we want.

Posted on September 23, 2011 at 4:03 pm 0

On Something Something Earthquake

@BadUncle true - can't say it's not natural - and it probably is. But I think hostility toward those that would ask if it isn't natural is misplaced. We need to understand that we're affecting our environment a lot more than we think we are. If The Economist can admit as much (a conservative rag if there ever was one) we all should be able to.

Posted on August 23, 2011 at 4:21 pm 0

On Something Something Earthquake

@saythatscool I already blamed haiti on ron paul and his insistence on returning to the gold standard

Posted on August 23, 2011 at 3:32 pm 2

On Something Something Earthquake

@deepomega not sure why you're so hostile to the notion that man can alter his environment. It's pretty simple idea. you drill deep down into the earth and start pumping water down there to loosen millions of tons of shit locked there from billions of years of geological buildup, shit's gonna come loose - just as you intended it too. http://www.earthworksaction.org/fracturingearthquakes.cfm

Posted on August 23, 2011 at 3:22 pm 0

On Something Something Earthquake

@deepomega it actually is. fracking causes earthquakes.

Posted on August 23, 2011 at 2:54 pm 0