Report: Social animals and their coins

A brief survey of the Sol astrosphere has turned up several interesting planetary systems.  However a more in-depth survey focused on the third major rock and it's remarkable cycling of solar energy, nitrogen, and carbon, and other materials in an arena in which abundant water is found in all its phases.  The thing is inhabited...

Tales from occupied North America - Volume 1

Turtle island, land of plenty.  Millions of buffalo thrive on fertile plains while ancient forests guard the diversity of adaptable survival.  The stewards of the great nations, planning seven generations ahead, save the most valuable and tread lightly in spirit but on occasion brutally, ensuring an educated, respectful of the fragility of life, and adult...

Worst talk ever

Mea Culpa This post wouldn't be here if the presenter of said talk felt like he had really worked on his talk, because, this would be impolite pointless overkill.  As it is, the presenter was quite clear that he had prepared nothing, nor was he in the right venue for the talk.  So if anybody...

Analytic Continuations of Gresham's Law

Wow, Gresham's Law!  This thing is so insidious, it creeps into your craw and just won't get unstuck.  If you haven't been exposed, take a look at this fabulous historical review of said law.  It turns out Aristophenes said it first: like is so often the case, some Greek speakers already wrote it down a...