Posted inScience

“If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice…”

I have no idea who this guy is, but he presents an extremely thought provoking argument regarding global warming and the choices we will make. Either we decide to do something, or we trust business as usual (so eloquently captured by Rush in the “Free Will” lyric I used as the title of this post). Either option is pretty scary.

Check it out and discuss amongst yourselves…

Yes, this will be on the test at the end of the semester.

Posted inTelevision

For Jericho, There Is A Day After…

Jericho Lives!

According to an online announcement posted earlier today, determined fans have succeeded in bringing back the post-apocalyptic television show Jericho, which was canceled by CBS last month.

An online protest involving 20 tons of peanuts delivered to CBS Entertainment in New York and California helped turn the tide…


Over the past few weeks you have put forth an impressive and probably unprecedented display of passion in support of a prime time television series. You got our attention; your emails and collective voice have been heard.

As a result, CBS has ordered seven episodes of “Jericho” for mid-season next year. In success, there is the potential for more. But, for there to be more “Jericho,” we will need more viewers.

You might ask why peanuts? In Jericho’s series season finale, brooding hero Jake Green repeats the epithet made famous a half-century ago when General Anthony McAuliffe rejected a request (“Nuts!”) to surrender to the Germans. How fitting is that?

So, if you’re not watching, check it out. If you are, watch harder. ;-)