Nov 14, 2014

Ripley's style "Fun Page"...

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Nov 7, 2014

Dronar - "America's Greatest Drone-Based Superhero" - Pt. 1

Welcome to the first installment of "Dronar"! 

This is Part One in a (possibly, hopefully) 3-part series (of around 9 pages each.) But, I may do some other comics in-between, so who knows when or if that will happen. But meanwhile, check out Part One and please let me know what you think in the comments.

By way of introduction to Dronar, if you need one:  Dronar is basically a guy merged with a drone (aren't most superheroes guys merged with something or another?) His backstory (which we see a little in this episode) is that he works at the Pentagon, and witnessed horrible misdeeds. So he became a whistle-blower.

But of course, all they did was bury his report, and use him in a crazy Man-Drone experiment of some sort -- turning him into Dronar, "America's Greatest Drone-Based Superhero," (as the tag-line says)!! 

Nov 4, 2014

Curb Your Credulity: What Thomas Kuhn can Tell Us about the Science of Global Warming

I'm only mid-way through reading T.S. Kuhn's excellent short book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, and already I feel like mouthing off about some of his ideas. (Perhaps it's better to do so while I'm in the thick of it, anyway: often enough, I forget everything in a book the moment I turn the last page.)

First a caveat, Kuhn's book climbs at some fairly rarefied heights, and would probably need to be read several times over, along with related works, by anyone really hoping to gain a firm understanding of the topic. So this short essay is just an attempt at a rough sketch of some of his ideas, that may, I hope, give pause to some who have an unshakeable belief in the reality of man-made global warming (or a belief strong enough that they would favor setting policy by it.) A tall order, I know, but I think his book offers a mind-expanding antidote to much that is overly simplistic about our current either-or debates.

So, what is the topic of Kuhn's book anyway?