Friday, November 21st, 2008
Scientists discover grape-sized single-celled organism.
This is pretty cute.
Here’s a local news report on Mike Bowers, one of the good guys in forensic science who’s trying rid the courts of the frauds. Bowers has in the past helped debunk the “expertise” of Mississippi’s Dr. Michael West.
TSA’s fancy new “behavior detection” technology has a 99 percent error rate. Color me surprised! (But not nervous!)
In observance of World Toilet Day, experts are calling for an end to . . . wait, there’s a “World Toilet Day?”
Ilya Somin says libertarians should quit party politics. I’m inclined to agree. It’s nice to have an (unviable) option on election day, but I think libertarians would do better to form issue-specific alliances, and form PACs to support candidates on those issues. I still think there’s a not-unreasonable chance that we could get a libertarian president in my lifetime, but it won’t be through the Libertarian Party, nor will it come from either of the two major parties. If it happens, it’ll be an independent, probably self-funded candidate–probably someone from the business world–who swoops in Ross Perot-style to exploit voter disaffection with the existing candidates.