Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Link roundup

1. Here's a slideshow showing off the Find the Future book I've mentioned a few times before.

2. "In the Battlestar Galactica TV series, religious rituals often repeated the phrase, 'All this has happened before, and all this will happen again.' It was apparently comforting to imagine being part of a grand cycle of time. It seems less comforting to say 'Similar conflicts happen out there now in distant galaxies.' Why?"

3. "The parts of the South [of the USA] that were generally the richest in 1860 are today its poorest."

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