Cute dragon voice of world wide wired porn

Warning: No porn or dragon voice here, just pimping the searches.

What I’m actually going to do is burn down some of the links I put in RawMaterialLinks page. I used to find articles from a variety of places and just record the links so I could go back and do posts. But, of course, I never got back to doing the posts (sorta like my always-growing ToDo lists) so I devised a new strategy that I would either: a) make a quick and short comment and move on, b) do a real post which would take a big chunk out of my reading time, or, c) ignore the article and move on. So I’m now looking to do a) or c) with some of that backlog of links (when I get done with this I can also burn down the incomplete posts I have sitting as pending and ginally get rid of my entire backlog).

Good explanation of dating plus new info: I saved this link because it gives a new look at existing science of dating relatively recent events that carbon-14 can measure and how that works. The carbon-14 datings way exceed the stupid YECs claims of earth’s age and these are harder to hand-wave away than the longer half-life isotopes. But it seems often these days archaeologists are discovering and dating man-made artifacts much older than YECs believe. It’s really so stupid to argue for young age of universe and earth based on absolutely no science. It shows the poverty of their thought process that they try to reconcile what some crazy old monk (Usher) thought up in his loft.

Interesting but probably speculative: An interesting and classic style article attempting to explain some characteristic (relative longevity) of humans from an evolutionary perspective – grandmothers. Part of what attracted me was the use of simulation of populations as a method of attempting to confirm a hypothesis.

Partial explanation of why conservatives are wrong: I clipped this right after the election and when I began to look at Nate Silver’s book. Naturally this “explanation” (can be labeled as confirmation bias, or just stupid-in-the-bubble, take your pick) fits right in. But since the election conservatives just continue to try to find excuses why they lost and blame everything except their mean-spirited hate-Americans (note use of ‘americans’ since conservatives love ‘america’ (their fantasized notion of what that means) but actually hate the people in (interlopers, naturally) in their perfect world.) So this article is about as good as any that have appeared since as the Repugs have learned nothing from the election.

This is going to take me forever, esp. as it seems all the links are just as interesting to me now as they were when I clipped then so I need to finish today’s news before trying to burn down old stuff.

 

 

About dmill96

old fat (but now getting trim and fit) guy, who used to create software in Silicon Valley (almost before it was called that), who used to go backpacking and bicycling and cross-country skiing and now geodashes, drives AWD in Wyoming, takes pictures, and writes long blog posts and does xizquvjyk.
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