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Crazy Cliches of Space Opera TV

Crazy Cliches of Space Opera TV

Star Trek (TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY, and ENT). Battlestar Galactica (original and reimagined). Andromeda. Firefly. Space 1999. Blake’s 7. Babylon 5. Stargate SG-1. If you are still reading, there is a good chance that you, like me, have wasted some […]

The Intellectual Crisis in Copying

The Intellectual Crisis in Copying

Technology is an amazing thing. It makes you think. I do not mean it makes you think about how things work, though it does that too. It makes you think about things you take for granted. It challenges your assumptions […]

The American Sickness

The American Sickness

The United States is sick. I do not mean Americans are physically sick. They are physically sick, but every other nation knows that already. Sickness is a part of life. Barring accident, most of us expect to succumb to sickness […]

Harman-ies and Equations; Unions and Divides

Harman-ies and Equations; Unions and Divides

There is an irreducible problem with making decisions. Decisions will always be terrible when people have beliefs that are passionate, confident, certain but wrong. Some of the most terrible chapters of human history were framed with extraordinarily incorrect beliefs that […]