Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Fascination of What’s Difficult

Most of what I read is (unfortunately?) discussion of US politics and economics, and when you read discussions of US politics and economics, or, I would guess, any politics and economics, you start to believe that the world is quite … Continue reading

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The Exorcism of the Canucks **Updated

How did it come to this? How is Game 7 penciled in? What foe has driven the President’s Cup winners to the ropes, especially after being down and out? These Canucks are beating themselves and I’m led to ask why … Continue reading

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Empires and Empiricism

I think I will try another post on sort-of-anthropology, again with webcomics. Everyone loves anthropology posts! Right? Right? I can see your reaction now! So in my post on inequality, I alluded to the fact that some of the evidence given in the … Continue reading

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What I learned from attending anthropology seminars, or, why inequality?

For the past three-ish years I’ve off-and-on attended the IGERT (Integrated) Program in Evolutionary Mapping (IPEM) seminars to sort of get a taste for what science is like outside the world of physics, and also because human evolution is just something … Continue reading

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Re: worthwhile Canadian debate

Oh man, we’re really bound to get viewership with this exciting topic, eh? I was gonna comment on zuuko’s post, but my comment stretched out to about the length of the post, so here it goes on its own. I … Continue reading

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Will the Hockey Gods smile on Vancouver?

Game 1 starts in 7 minutes. My inner Canucks fan: omg, omg, omg, omg… Are we going to be able to finish this time? We’ve disappointed so many times. NEED TO SCORE. My inner former Oilers fan: Calm the hell … Continue reading

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Worthwhile Canadian Debate *Updated

– I’m a big fan of the new debate format. A single question, followed by a 1-on-1 between two party leaders for 6(?) minutes and then broadened to a 4-way for another 6-minutes. The 1-on-1 allows real policy to be … Continue reading

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