Daily Archive: May 26, 2010


And Man made Life

A landmark worth noting: After 15 years of work, scientists have, for the first time, created a new, synthetic, living, and self-replicating cell. If that seems unimpressive, the Economist notes: “The result is the...


Geography, Politics, and Arrogance

Last week, Erik and I had a fun discussion about the role of geography in shaping one’s political opinions, what this means for Erik’s arguments for competitive federalism and localism, and the way in...


The Roster Is Unveiled

Bob Bradley just announced the final cuts for the US’ World Cup squad.  I have to say that I’m pleasantly surprised that Bradley took the comparatively unheralded Edson Buddle and Herculez Gomez over Brian...


Coming to terms with Lost

I’m finding myself oddly at peace with the end of Lost today, having spent far too much time thinking about it yesterday and this morning. There are still a number of things I would...

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