Asleep at the Yoke?

Does it matter whether or not they were asleep? Regardless, they missed their destination and couldn’t be reached by air traffic controllers. It matters more what they weren’t doing than what they were doing. Experts Puzzle Over How Flight Overshot Airport Micheline Maynard and Matthew L. Wald, NY Times, October 23, 2009 Instead of landing […]

The Hillis Plot

This map is so beautiful it nearly brings tears to my eyes. I discovered it in Richard Dawkins’ book, “The Greatest Show On Earth” (page 330). We’re cousins of chimpanzees. We’re also related to dolphins, kangaroos, slugs and pond scum. So what? Darwin’s Theory of Evolution is brilliant beyond words. What’s truly amazing is that […]