Sunday, May 08, 2005

Science, Music and the Theory of Knowledge

  • We have started a new Curious Cat Science Blog for posts on science and engineering news, breakthroughs, education and research.
  • is a collection of "songs" where samples from President George Bush's speeches are put together to have it appear he is signing such songs as "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and "Imagine."
  • Beyond Fear, speech by Bruce Schneier from IT Conversations (a great site with excellent and free audio speeches and interviews). In this interview Bruce Schneier talks about the way we evaluate and react to risks:
    We're seeing so much nonsense after 9/11, and so many people are saying things about security, about terrorism that just makes no sense.

    More people are killed every year by pigs than by sharks, which shows you how good we are at evaluating risk.

    Did you ever wonder why tweezers were confiscated at security checkpoints, but matches and cigarette lighters--actual combustible materials--were not?...If the tweezers lobby had more power, I'm sure they would have been allowed on board as well.

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