Categories links links for august 2008 Post author By tom Post date August 29, 2008 No Comments on links for august 2008 Irate emails from Giles Coren to subeditors Crookedtimber.org ‘the phrase “maximise profits” can’t be unpacked into a coherent decision rule’ new yorker article about ancient european cave art unanswered questions about the 2001 anthrax scares I have solved the making DVDs out of AVIs problem and the solution is called DVD flick Optimise your journal article abstract for search engines Monbiot: ‘The US does not really have a foreign policy. It has a series of domestic policies which it projects beyond its borders’ New Yorker: ‘Magic is the dramatization of explanation more than it is the engineering of effects.’ Burke’s Law of Metadynamics (via interconnected) You Tube BBC interview with Philip Pullman about His Dark Materials and storytelling in general New Yorker ‘Pirahã undermines Noam Chomsky’s idea of a universal grammar’ (and is a good moral in the deep cultural biases that are worked into most of Western science’s behavioural tests) New Yorker: How ‘War and Peace’ works The Puzzle of Imaginative Resistence Turn on security in Gmail (via Ben Goldacre) Philippe Petit (“Man on Wire”) after the famous Twin Towers wirewalk Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related ← Chekhov’s Gun → Quote #231 Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.