The War on Error

Kosmopolitisk kulturradikal.

Books of February 2012

These are the books read in February. Andrew B. Kipnis: “Producing Guanxi: Sentiment, Self, and Subculture in a North China Village” (1997) Except for some excellent examples of real life guanxi production, sadly not all that enlightening as I hoped it would be. Then again the real life examples may well be enough to ask […]

Evolution for dummies (eller för de som helt enkelt inte tänkt så mycket på det)

Väldigt ofta stöter jag på dem som inte riktigt litar eller känner sig säkra på evolutionsteori, inte för att de egentligen är emot den eller så utan för att de helt enkelt aldrig tänkt så mycket på det, eller för att de hört att det är något skumt med den. Faktum är att evolutionsteorin är […]

Song of the day: Baba Brinkman – Darwin’s Acid

Baba Brinkman – Darwin’s Acid In 1859 Darwin spilled the first splashes Of his universal acid, and the effects were like magic Burning human arrogance into ashes In exactly the same way that Copernican math did No, the stars don’t shine just to improve the view from earth No, we’re not the centre of the […]

Dream #18: Theory

I had a giant web of lines, which when put together correctly formed what looked like DNA strings. I first formed them all in a multilayer DNA string, and then differentiated them to make hundreds of strings, all looking the same. Someone came up to me and yelled at me for ”destroying the proof”. She […]

Nationalism och jag

Jag har tänkt väldigt mycket på nationalism. Jag har aldrig varit särskilt nationalistisk, trots att jag ändrat mig lite flera gånger. Jag har alltid haft svårt att se poängen. Jag har svårt att se på ett land som stående över de andra, och jag har svårt att hylla det över andra länder. Jag har svårt […]

Google Ngram Viewer

Google Ngram Viewer is a statistical tool for tracking the occurrence of words in books throughout history. Strongly recommended for anyone who likes things. Google Ngram Viewer is a statistical tool for tracking the occurrence of words in books throughout history. Strongly recommended for anyone who likes things.

Quote of the Day X

”I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” -Albert Einstein ”I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” -Albert Einstein

Dream #14: Dino attacks and humans regenerate heads

In a dinousaur (velociraptor) attack, someone (I don’t know who) got his head bit of. Then the dinosaur ran away laughing. My mother, Karin and I were standing chocked as we saw the head jumping back on to his head again, and him turning back to life. Karin and I ran away to explore the […]

Charles Darwin

A short essay on Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution. The Life of Charles Darwin One of the most well-known names in the science of today is Charles Darwin, often called the Father of Modern Biology. He is the author of “On the Origin of Species” (1859), and the accredited discoverer of the Theory […]