Thursday, March 26, 2009


Just some various links of varying degrees of interest

- The New York Times Magazine has an article on Dyson Freeman. If you are not familiar with him, this is a pretty good introduction, although it spends way too much time on global warming and not enough on previous pursuits, such as are highlighted in the Wikipedia article.

- The Wall Street Journal looks a little more carefully at the numbers behind the massive mass of plastic floating in the Pacific. Not surprisingly (as is always the case when a political statement is being made from "science" based data), the numbers are a little bit fuzzy and not as exact as they appear.

- This is a just plain weird way to sell polymer resins. I can certainly appreciate off-beat humor, - maybe my sense of humor is out of wack.

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