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Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it

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Presence of mind

Fujiwara no Yasumasa playing the Flute by Moonlight, 1882, by Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839–1892) There was once a man who may be called the ‘generalissimo’ of the robbers and who went… Continue Reading



… messing up our perfectly conceived political systems for 1.3 million years… Libertarianism is like Leninism: a fascinating, internally consistent political theory with some good underlying points that, regrettably, makes… Continue Reading



Luck, noun, success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one’s own actions. This is Marine Private First Class Jerry W. Garner at age 19. He was a machine… Continue Reading

Erratic Erudition

Batesian Mimicry

Batesian Mimicry, Noun, mimicry in which an edible animal is protected by its resemblance to one avoided by predators. Named after Henry W. Bates (1825–92), the English naturalist who first… Continue Reading



If ever there was a misnomer its the word ‘Sunburn’. What ‘they’* actually mean is radiation damage. You know, from the yellow dwarf star positioned roughly eight light minutes from… Continue Reading