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You, too, can see which way light is polarized!

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Math and Science, Outdoors

I was reading some articles about various cephalopods recently, as I often do, and one of them mentioned that some of the molluscs can “see” the polarization of light.  This was touted as a sense that humans do not have, and I thought that was very interesting.  However, it prompted me to do some searches […]

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On-line Sky Globe

Math and Science, Outdoors

This awesome web site (sky-map.org) was pointed out over at Bad Astronomy. It is an interactive sky globe, similar to what you would get with, say, Starry Night, but free and on-line. This is something that’s quite cool because Starry Night (which is what I use), though portable to a laptop does not have obvious support […]

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Dressing like a skank, redux

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen

This post is a bit of a follow-on from the earlier post regarding a Macleans article. It was prompted by this comment: I think this article is ridiculous. Girls should love their bodies, and if that means showing some skin(every now and then), they shouldn;t have to wonder what kind of pervert is going to […]

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Dress your daughter in KinderWhore ™ clothes?

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen

I was reading an article in this month’s Macleans about people dressing their daughters “like skanks”. Yes, we’ve all seen it – the seven-year-old tarted out like 1982-vintage Madonna, the thirteen-year-old dressed so as to make Xaviera Hollander blush, etc. Walk pretty much anywhere that there is likely to be children or teens and you […]

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