Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Lucid Storm Blog Name Change

LucidStorm is now Humbleplanet. I don't think anyone reads this anyway, but if you do, all the archived posts and any new posts will appear at :

Monday, August 17, 2009

Pictures of Now Extinct Animals

Many factors can be responsible for the obliteration of a species. Even subtle ones. While we, as humans, haven't been resposible for the extinction of even several decimals of a percent of all the past species, I would say that even one extinction is enough. Overhunting is the chief factor in many of these extinctions.

At worst it should have us evaluate our effect on the environment in both biotic and abiotic realms. At best it should prompt action now when the will and education neccessary to avert such tragedies is missing.

I still have some hope that a few Tasmanian Tigers have escaped the peril of extinction. But maybe I've been watching too much MonsterQuest.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Roger Ebert: Quantum Mechanics & Reincarnation

Roger Ebert on quantum mechanics. Yes, that Robert Ebert. And not just quantum mechanics, but the idea of reincarnation as well. A thought experiment if you will. Because as strange as things get in the purple haze of subatomic behavior you may find yourself neither here nor there, but BOTH here and there, ... and then entirely nowhere.

Robert Anton Wilson on Quantum Mechanics (linked to in Ebert's blog)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Photo of the Day - Shuttle

One of the Space Photos of the Week from National Geographic.