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Achenblog: September 17, 2006 - September 23, 2006

Science Thursday

Here it is again: The Face on Mars! It's hard to write that without the exclamation. The Face on Mars is to exoarcheology as the Great Pyramid of Cheops is to regular, ordinary, sane archeology. The Face was first...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 21, 2006; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (293)
 
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The Monty Hall Problem Revisited

Got an email yesterday from someone doing research about the famous "Monty Hall problem." I'd forgotten all about it. Takes you back to the first Bush administration. The reader pointed to an amazingly comprehensive analysis on Wikipedia. We're talking...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 20, 2006; 2:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (247)
 
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Linking is Easier than Writing

I've given up writing. I just link now. Writing is hard, involving complicated grammatical and syntactical issues and word choices and run on sentences and dependent clauses bouncing and bopping all over the joint and little individual rogue prepositions...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 19, 2006; 9:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (292)
 
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Green Zone Echo Chamber

Every computer I touch or come near instantly breaks, so I am going to post this before the particular desktop computer in front of me explodes. To pick up a thread from last week: There are too many echo...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 18, 2006; 9:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (205)
 
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