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

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