Tag: Prophecy

2013, Books, Non-Fiction

The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earth’s Future (2013) by Paul Sabin

This is an interesting book ostensibly about a bet between a biologist and an economist over the earth’s future, but really about the problems of extremism and the folly of prediction.

Hockey, Playoffs, Sports

NHL Playoff Predictions 2013 Edition

As usual, here are my fairly out-to-lunch annual playoff predictions. Eastern Conference East First Round Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders: Penguins in 4 if Fleury plays alright, if he doesn’t then Pens in 6 or 7 Montreal Canadiens vs. Ottawa Senators: Habs or Sens in 7 completely depending on who has the better goaltender. …

Music

The album isn’t dead…and if it is, that’s not a good thing

I reject the claim that the album is dead since I own hundreds and I know many who also own hundreds. Moreover, I live near multiple stores that sell albums. I bought one for my brother the other day. I intend to go by some this week for myself, as well. But if it is …

2012, Hockey, Playoffs, Sports

Belated NHL Playoff Prediction Revisions

Note: I am struggling with the playoffs this year. I really am. I like none of the teams left. I used to like LA back when they set the “man games lost to injury” record yet still almost made the playoffs. But I frankly don’t like this team. They only score now? They are where …

2011, 2012, Hockey, Sports

Don’t plan the parade just yet

For those of you who have watched Kessel’s early season magic and think that he is born-again (and, therefore, that the Leafs are a much better team) should note something: Currently Kessel is scoring 1.5 goals per game. Additionally he is potting 0.75 assists per game giving him a ridiculous league leading 2.25PPG (pardon the …

2011, Basketball, Playoffs, Sports

Why the Heat Should be Worried they Squandered This Opportunity

Though it may seem obvious to some the Heat will have another chance at a title, I’m not sure it’s so certain. For a variety of reasons. Wade’s fragile body: LeBron has been quite healthy since he came into the league. And Bosh has been reasonably healthy. But Wade – their best player if the …

2007, Politics, Society, TV

The Daily Show, Conservapedia

A friend of my once mentioned that he didn’t like the┬áDaily Show that much because it was too “left wing.” To call the Daily Show left wing is to buy in to the US bullshit about “right-left.” This supposed distinction (which isn’t much of one at all), makes these terms virtually meaningless except as applies …