Georganna Hancock at Writer’s Edge captures this simple piece of advice from Barbara Samuel on how setting detail contributes to the quality of a novel. Worth remembering.
Entries from September 2006
0 September 21, 2006 at 2:43am by Psybertron
0 September 21, 2006 at 2:31am by Psybertron
Is all philosophy and religion are about says Jorn of “Values and Choice“. Philosophy and religion necessarily gravitate to the extremes of a middle-ground that naturally exists. I like it.
0 September 21, 2006 at 2:08am by Psybertron
I referred earlier to re-discovering the “myxobacter” example of simple bacteria performing some amazing feats when acting acting in unison, as an example of “emergence” of unpredictably “intelligent” phenomena from complex systems of simple units. Well, here Johnnie Moore picks up a link to another example – cholera bacteria reaching a “quorum” before “deciding” to release […]
1 September 17, 2006 at 10:02pm by Psybertron
Updated my gallery with some photos taken at yesterday’s “Trail of Tears” motorcycle rally, (some 10,000 bikes, up to 200 per minute for almost an hour) which follows part of the route from Ross Landing (in Chattanooga, TN) to Waterloo (beyond Florence, AL), taken in 1838 by Cherokee Indians en route to being deported the […]
1 September 10, 2006 at 6:19pm by Psybertron
Reading the Lenny Susskind / Lee Smolin anthropic principle debate at The Edge, I noticed Susskind opens with this no-win disclaimer … The problem is that the easiest ideas to explain, which sound convincing to a general audience, are not always the best ideas.