Category Archives: Uncategorized

Round Up The Usual Suspects

Some time ago I mentioned an odd unsolved murder, at Harvard, back in 1969. One of our loyal readers noticed that the case has just  been solved. DNA – what can’t it do? Nothing very unusual about the perp, or … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 70 Comments

Books, 2018

You might also be interested in my booklists from 2014, 2016, and 2017. Ecological Imperialism Three Hearts and Three Lions The Searchers The Drawing of the Dark Quantitative Genetics The Rise of the West My Commando Operations Desolation Island When Titans Clashed  … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 59 Comments

Brave New World

Since I just found out  that someone already wrote the story about Sauron as the doomed hero leading an abortive Industrial Revolution,  was thinking about a different fantasy world: one in which the environmentalists were correct.  One where interventions work … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 106 Comments

So I’m saying there’s a chance

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5447151/human-chimp-hybrid-born-florida-lab-killed-humanzee/ A HUMAN-chimpanzee hybrid was born in a Florida lab 100 years ago before being killed by panicked doctors, claims a renowned scientist. Evolutionary psychologist Gordon Gallup coined the term “humanzee” which refers to a human-chimp crossbreed – a scientifically … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 65 Comments

Known to but a few

I’m told that geneticists had seen the weird Andamanese-like component in Brazilian Amerindians years before anyone published.  It was just too weird: insiders knew, but they didn’t tell.  Something like the upper-atmosphere lightning, known to pilots for decades before it … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 132 Comments

Conspiracy Theory

Let me tell you my favorite Kennedy assassination theory, which I developed up myself using my patented automatic conspiracy generator. In my scenario,. there’s a tough old West Texas rancher – ex-marine, WWII vet, very old school. Married to a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 32 Comments

Plunging Poultry

Being that time of year, I was contemplating the famous episode of WKRP in Cincinnati, where they dropped turkeys from a helicopter and found that they really don’t fly, but instead hit like sacks of wet cement. Few realize that … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 26 Comments