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Cream of the Cool

This just in; The zombie apocalypse is already happening, it just hasn't spread to humans yet.

Ok, that may be a little over the top, but stay with me here. There is at least one example in at least one species which would qualify the above statement.

Cordyceps is a fungus family including at least 600 species many of which exhibit a very bizarre method of…

First we had Occam's Razor. Then we had Hickam's dictum. In confusion, we invented the Duck Test. But finally, we have the one trite epistemological aphorism to rule them all: Newton's flaming laser sword!

Coined by philosopher Mike Alder, Newton's flaming laser sword is a particularly confining device, trimming all of human knowledge to that that can be proven through scientific experimentation, right now. It is commonly summarized as "what cannot be settled by experiment is not

(An essay, and then a recipe, after the manner of a bored midwestern mother; at this time I am not accepting criticism regarding form.)

I'm part of a church plant in central New Jersey. It's a young, trendy congregation with a lot of grad students, interns, undergrads and intellectual-type professionals. The number of vegetarians and vegans in this group is, shall we say,…

Talimena Scenic Drive

Before being recognized as a National Scenic Byway by the America's Byways program in 2005, this 54 mile (86.9 km) stretch of highway was known as the Talimena Scenic Drive. Most of the folks living in Talihina, OK (the westernmost end) and Mena, AR (the easternmost end) still call it the Talimena Scenic Drive. Or, they just call it the drive. It follows the part of the Ouachita mountains called (from East to West, Arkansas to…