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Interesting bits of historical information

CTDL 065: Luckily I don’t have one to change

Every time I think I’m going to give up checking Digg (how many top 10 hot movie stars lists do I need to read really?) I come across a story like this one. There’s a get together of top scientists and somebody had the brilliant idea of asking them what they’ve changed their mind on [...]

CTDL 055: Which “Land Before Time” movie will this one be?

So basically they’ve analyzed the data on the impact crater in the Yucatan that is believed to be responsible for the dinosaur extinction and determined it was deeper under water than they expected. This would make the impact more water vaporous as well as introducing more acid rain into the extinction equation (due to what [...]

CTDL 048: Last pile of links… I think.

Last of the random links I think. I’ve got a couple more I want to comment on a bit.

Stardust Reveals Clues About Solar System’s Past | The Daily Galaxy: News from Planet Earth & Beyond: | Read to Lead: How to Digest Books Above Your “Level”:
15 of The Greenest Buildings in The World | Geek [...]

CTDL 046: A ton of links and some re-thinking

I still plan on collecting science links for this site. But I also plan on changing the format a bit. I’ll still post some science/history/educational stories from the news, but I’ll also work on some more thoughtful analysis of that news, and what Scott Adams calls “philosotainment”. More on this to come. For now… First [...]

CTDL 002: Biblical Atari

I find stories like this fascinating (if not helpful in finding clarity of religious philosophy). Oh, and in case you’re wondering about the title; the tablet is 2600 years old (sorry, a geek’s gotta be a geek).

“THE British Museum yesterday hailed a discovery within a clay tablet in its collection as a breakthrough for biblical [...]