Pretty slow news day. But I threw these in as leftovers. The Exorcism Series: Part II – A case for mental illness or possession – Arts & Leisure – Jamaica Gleaner – Sunday | May 19, 2013. Encountering the psychic universe of Edgar Cayce | Washington Times Communities. Antievolution bills die in Missouri | NCSE. Day care ban for unvaccinated children ‘heavy handed’, says expert. When forests glow green in the night. Proof of heaven popular, […]
Just finished recording episodes of TWiV and TWiM at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in Denver, Colorado. Here are some behind the scenes photos. Podcast episodes will be published later this week. ASM General Meeting 2013 Denver, a set on Flickr.
We, the attendees* of the Santa Fe Science Writing Workshop, talked a lot about how constraints can really foster creativity at the Santa Fe Science Writing Workshop. In that case, it focused on the traditional style of a news article, … Continue reading →
I see metasemantics has having two major components (cf, David Lewis 1970, "General Semantics"). One component studies languages, what their properties are, how they're individuated, etc. The other component studies how languages are "cognized".On the first issue, for the metasemantics I prefer, languages are finely-individuated mixed mathematicalia, whose intrinsic syntactic, phonological, semantic, pragmatic, orthographic properties are essential. The corresponding individuation […]
Today at 4PM, the world lost something truly amazing. Today, my cat, Nimitz, had to be put to sleep. He was eighteen years old and lived a life to be envious of. Nimitz, not named after the admiral, but the treecat, was fearless and brave. In fact, that’s how we found him. As a little [...]