“The higher you get, the flatter it looks,” the pilot replied. Henderson wasn’t surprised: The pilot’s response was evidence of something he’d been researching for years.
For a moment there I honestly thought Henderson had been researching the optical phenomenon that distance compresses perspective (at least in human eyes, don’t know about eagles).
“We confuse our decisions and actions with free will”
@Dan (#16), could you please explain the difference between free will and decisions? Free will seems to be a nebulous concept anyway; when I look at Wikipedia, it tells me right at the start that there is no universally accepted definition (awesome), but that in a broader sense it means the…[Read more]
For huge companies like these, the real-life facts about GMOs—I mean, the facts about their actual effects, or noneffects, on human health and the environment—are secondary. So what if advocates for labeling come off as anti-science zealots or denialists with no more respect for expert consensus than a bunch of climate skeptics? So what if stu…