Monthly Archives: November 2013

Red Herrings, Aunt Sallys, and CAGW

Herrings are not red and Aunt Sally is a straw man.  On the other hand, if you cure herring in a strong brine solution, it will turn red and become quite pungent.  If you wish to distract a hound from chasing … Continue reading

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Complexity, Simplicity, and Belief

There exists a profound tension between the incomprehensible complexity of our universe and our inclination to simplify what we observe in order to afford us a practical understanding.  The consequence of this tension is belief.  Our lives as individuals, the continuing prosperity of … Continue reading

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