It is time to stop quivering in our boots in pointless fear of the future and just roll up our sleeves and build it.
- Ray Pierrehumbert

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Morning Memes

The internet has been cussedly interesting this morning:

I'm finding myself thinking about Stoat vs McKibben (and not The Book) but I'm not sure I have anything interesting to say about it. As I see it they are both right. Is that even possible?

Also: probably few reading will have missed this, but for what it's worth, the high-tech NYTimes story clarifying the Greenland ice situation, so different from what we expected 15 years ago. It's interesting also in that it's exemplary and likely a milestone in what digital media can do that books and magazines cannot.


Jim Eager said...

"This is Truth" is mislabeled in the diagram: it is in fact just another version of "True." That's because what appears to be a solid cylinder could be a hollow bucket with the open end facing away from the cyan light source. And so it is with arguments as well.

Michael Tobis said...

a strange quibble. "Truth" makes no claim about the part of the shape that is out of view.

Jim Eager said...

Precisely, Michael, that's why it is just another "True."

Steve Bloom said...

Apparently Solzhenitsyn never got the chance to meet James Watson.