Humility and the Triumph of (Over)Confidence

So this morning I again ran into the issue of fan death in Korea through a facebook comment, and I had a chance to reflect on my experience... A quick explanation: Fan death is the belief that if a person on a hot day closes off their room and falls asleep with a fan pointed … Continue reading Humility and the Triumph of (Over)Confidence

Online Reading, January 23, 2008

Economics: Given the Roller-Coaster that is the present Canadian Stock Market, I'm sometimes thankful I'm too poor to have investments. The stress might kill me. Euthanasia: Isn't it nice we have human rights boards so that people who decide that they can alleviate the suffering of their children by murdering them, can get help in … Continue reading Online Reading, January 23, 2008

Online Reading (December 11, 2007)

Manners: A brilliant article by Mark Steyn on rudeness and the what it says about society. Environment: An Australian professor believes that there should be a tax on having excess children, to better help the planet. Canada: A young Muslim woman in Canada is murdered, and her father is in custody. There seems to have … Continue reading Online Reading (December 11, 2007)

Online Reading

Nothing: Resurgence has a new talk on postmodernism. The notes and mp3 are here. Harry Potter:Is the J.K. Rowling book series essentially atheistic? I wonder how the article's author thinks of the Pullman trilogy "His Dark Materials". Law: A class action suit doesn't always pay the plaintiffs (though the lawyers should be quite happy).