Big thinker

Martine Rothblatt has it all: a big, bold simple solution to a hitherto-intractable Middle East political situation; a pioneering track record in high tech; a bold, sure-handed vision for biotechnological ethics; and a more-than-compelling personal story. (Thanks to Mark Dionne for bringing this most unusual of entrepreneur/attorneys to our attention.)

Test a Parrot

The report "Testing a Language-Using Parrot for Telepathy," by Rupert Sheldrake and Aim?e Morgana, includes these provocatively calming words of confident caution: [T]hese experiments provide compelling evidence of interspecies telepathy. This phenomenon is currently unexplained within the dominant scientific model. (Thanks to investigator Audrey Devine-Eller for bringing this to our attention.)

More About Mastache

There’s much info available about Professor Jesus Mastache Roman, the scholar who was the unfortunate posthumous victim of a typographical error that converted him into the memorably named Jesus Mustache Roman. Professor Mastache’s son, Alberto Mastache, has compiled a good deal of biographical and other knowledge about Professor Mastache.  (Thanks to Alberto Mastache for alerting […]

The maneuvers of Heimlich

We have been reading strange reports about the celebrated Dr. Henry Heimlich of Heimlich Maneuver fame. A report in the December 8 issue of the Detroit Metro Times is headlined "Off the Deep End." We ourselves recently  encountered and heartily enjoyed the stirring book "Milk: The Deadly Poison," co-authored glowingly by Dr. Heimlich’s wife, Jane […]