Vaclav Havel Dies

The same week as Christopher Hitchens’ death: Vaclav Havel, a dissident playwright who was jailed by Communists and then went on to lead the bloodless “Velvet Revolution” and become Czech president, died at 75 on Sunday. [From Vaclav Havel, leader of “Velvet Revolution,” dies – Yahoo! News] History will know whose contribution more to honor.

Insight Into the World of Spam

This is a partially obscured screenshot from my comment-spam screen earlier this week. These two comments advertise two different commercial interests and were posted from two different IP addresses, both served from the same Seattle-based Internet Service Provider. Apparently they relied on two different computer-based translation tools. Otherwise the two comments obviously came from the […]

Something In the Air: Science’s Supposed Superiority To Religion

I got an email recently from “Loren,” who sought to inform me, Science is knowledge of proven facts, religion is a belief system based on unproven theory. The matter is closed, science is alive and growing where as religion is based on ancient history. That’s all she wrote. (I know both men and women named […]