Actually my most incredulous moment in the Saint was when Elizabeth Shue tried to support her theory worked by "Just knowing it in your heart..." more or less. Yep. I wonder how that went down in her doctoral defense. I bet she got a ton of grants with that as her primary evidence.... » 2/09/15 4:48pm 2/09/15 4:48pm

I remember Supertrain. In fact, I am delighted to see it noted here because for the longest time I thought that maybe it had all been a bad dream, fueled by having seen the Big Bus.... Even to my preadolescence brain, the idea of a nuclear powered train rocketing across the country seemed a little odd... but as an… » 1/13/15 2:03pm 1/13/15 2:03pm

This is the eternal battle of producing solid archaeological reports versus raising public awareness. In this case, it seems pretty clear that the Egyptologists in question fell afoul of both the desire to make people aware of an interesting find (over realistic and, well, truthful representation of what they… » 12/23/14 7:04am 12/23/14 7:04am

Of course, there is also the aspect that civil behavior to one another was more readily accomplished when one knew that making accusations, slandering others, or just saying nasty things could lead to a culturally acceptable form of murder. » 12/17/14 10:25am 12/17/14 10:25am

Sadly, its not an issue of turning rocks back over, it is the impact of the pressure on the surface of the soil. Neither can it really be repaired without further impacting the soil and the nature of the site itself. » 12/16/14 7:36pm 12/16/14 7:36pm

I am sorry for those injured and killed, and would like to thank them for their bravery and attempts to keep the future of space travel alive. » 10/31/14 12:35pm 10/31/14 12:35pm

Wait, wait, wait... the Microbrachius dicki I can let pass, but you're really expecting me to take this seriously when it was produced by a man named JOHN LONG? What was his assistant's name? Jenny Swallows? » 10/20/14 2:53pm 10/20/14 2:53pm

This is a brilliant map, but I do wish they had a scalable way to indicate the real magnitude of the Permian extinction.... the way it is laid out makes the Cretaceous look more significant. Of course, that's a matter of perspective and I couldn't have done better. » 10/13/14 4:26pm 10/13/14 4:26pm