Was Bertrand Russell a eugenicist?
Did Plato hide a message in plain sight? Thony investigates and brings it back to Galileo. Jay Kennedy’s argument that there are numerical codes in the Platonic dialogues is uncannily similar to a view presented by my old lecturer, John Bigelow, but John’s is better argued and defended, I think. He thinks, if I read him correctly, that Plato was breaking the Pythagorean exoteric circle in a guarded fashion.
Kevin Zelnio has an excellent and rewritten post on how grant reviews are retarding science. Not news to those in the field, I think, but thoughtful.
Bowdlerising Shit My Dad Says, at Language Log.
Warp speed, Captain Cook… Australia is tectonically active.
Cartoon science history… yes, even in physics.