Weird Al Yankovic and the Global Phase Shift

“We’re living by science and data, not our constitution. That’s wrong. We are not safe if we are not free.” —Darwin Award contender, protesting in Pennsylvania The target won’t stop moving. Not so long ago the WHO came out with a mortality rate of 3.4%; country specific rates span the range from almost 10% to […]

Posted in: In praise of biocide, scilitics by Peter Watts 78 Comments

PSA. AMA.

I was holding off on this until I could slip it in at the top of a more substantial, imminent follow-up to last month’s Plague Journal entry. But plagues will be with us for the foreseeable future, I still haven’t been able to look away from the headlights long enough to distill my notes into […]

Posted in: public interface by Peter Watts 14 Comments