Monthly Archive: December 2017


How Pixar got their groove back.


Tharsis: it’s like a survival horror version of Yahtzee only with sci-fi elements.


Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne?

God, Aliens and Evidence

I note the recent story about UFOs and consider burdens of proof required to convince of their existence and compare with burdens of proof in the debate over theism.

Star Wars and the Failure of the Imagination

In any extended series the creators reach a decision point. They have said what there is to say given the series’ starting point. They have to choose: Do Something Different, or More of the Same.


There are also non-Star Wars books, television shows, and movies.

They deserve some love too!


The Last Jedi is an easy movie to have opinions about.

This post will contain spoilers.


Settling in for a long winter’s nap.

Book Notes: “The Enlightenment on Trial” (2017)

On a recent book which argues that it’s time we stop thinking of the Enlightenment as the work of caffeinated European men in salons and look to the civil courts of the Spanish colonial world.