Archives for December 17, 2011

How To Be Wrong — Part 4 of 4

Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3 — Part 4The most basic fact about an apology is that it’s a social act. Both the mistake that inspires it and the apology itself are carried out on a stage on which more than one person is involved.Meaning: An apology must be given, and it must be received. Which means there is a dynamic between apologizer and apologizee, or mistake-maker and mistake victim (or audience).If we believe, as I think we do, that the maker of a mistake has some sort of social duty … [Read more...]

Is This Tailor-Made for PZ Myers’ Christmas List?

PZ, I know you'd love this. Admit it.Air plant pods. But they look like CEPHALOPODS!  … [Read more...]