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A few fixes to Star Wars Episode IV

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Here are a few fixes to Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, making it fit in better with Rogue One and making Darth Vader slightly more logical. It’s done brilliantly, from a channel called Auralnauts: Star Wars SC 3, 5, 16, 29, 38 Reimagined The guy doing Vader’s voice does an amazing job. They […]

Bad faith arguments

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Here’s an articulate guide to a number of arguments that people make that are not valid. From saying you don’t know why people are doing something when you really do to saying you believe in free speech when you really don’t, it’s good to know about these things. There’s a hilarious-but-at-the-same-time-sad chart in the middle, […]

A type of bird that went extinct evolved again

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

A bird called a white-throated rail went extinct 136 000 years ago but then evolved again, in a process called iterative evolution. The same conditions appeared again and the same evolution happened again. What were those conditions? The birds settled on an island with no natural predators, and they became flightless. From the Independent: Bird […]

What’s the name of that piano piece

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

There’s this pianist named Vinheteiro who has 3 million subscribers on YouTube. Why? Because he posts unique videos. Like this one, where he plays the beginning of 100 pieces that you might have heard but might not know the name. He provides the name and composer. I love the expression on his face. 100 Songs […]

The good old days

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Here’s a list of things kids did in the 80s that kids today just can’t do. From playing dodgeball to riding your bike anywhere to watching Saturday morning cartoons, here are some things you may have done in the good old days, from List25… 25 Things ’80s Kids Could Do That Today’s Kids Can’t

Newly discovered ancestor Homo luzonensis

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Another species of human ancestor has been discovered in the Philippines. It has some similarities to modern humans but also some features that existed in much older ancestors — finds like this tell you there’s much more to be discovered about our history. There’s a chart that shows you where it fits in the family […]

Our surprising ancestor Homo naledi

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Here’s a fascinating TED talk about the discovery of a new species of human ancestor called Homo naledi. They lived around 300 000 years ago — at the same time as homo sapiens. The speaker is paleoanthropologist Juliet Brophy: How a new species of ancestors is changing our theory of human evolution | Juliet Brophy

How lying politicians should be treated

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Reporters in the US have forgotten how to or have been maneuvered out of doing their jobs. When a politician doesn’t answer a question, they often just move on to the next question. Here’s what should happen, and does happen in other places — like the Netherlands. This is from the David Pakman Show: Trump […]

Privately sponsored refugees in Canada

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

A good news story. Forty years ago an agreement was put in place to allow private citizens to get together and sponsor refugees. It was in 1979, under Prime Minister Joe Clark, and the refugees people were concerned about at that time were from Southeast Asia. Here’s the story, right from the Canadian Senate website: […]

Flip flops with Trump tweets on them

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Someone has made physical flip flops that you can wear on your feet that have tweets from Donald Trump on them — and the one on the left always contradicts the one on the right. Here’s the story from Business Insider: This guy made physical flip-flops out of Trump’s contradictory tweets — and he sold […]