Archive for April 15th, 2008
Can someone really know what it’s like to have a stroke? A skeptic considers Jill Bolte Taylor’s “Stroke of Insight.”
There’s a TED video making the rounds to some high acclaim these days. The video features Jill Bolte Taylor giving a video presentation entitled “My stroke of insight.” Here it is in a nutshell. Bolte Taylor is a neuroanatomist who suffered a stroke in 1996. She has recovered quite well from a serious challenge, as [...]
Are you Bitter Off Than You Were Four Years Ago? by John Darkow, Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri Corn Ethanol and Pig-Cars Simanca Osmani, Cagle Cartoons, Brazil by Pavel Constantin, Romania [Note from Erich: DI has a purchased a license from Cagle Cartoons to publish these cartoons. We are proud to support the work [...]
Tell them what Architecture 2030 says about coal: Because coal is the only fossil fuel plentiful and supposedly cheap enough to push the planet to 450 parts per million (ppm) of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. Because reaching 450 ppm (or possibly less) triggers potentially irreversible glacial melt and sea level rise. Because 53% [...]
This site thinks so. If you hunt through the categories, you’ll see many ideas better than occupying Iraq while incurring tens of thousands of U.S. troop casualties.