1. It’s a wish-fulfillment fantasy In Ayn Rand’s books, the main character is typically an implausibly awesome version of the person many conservatives would secretly like to be. Wish-fulfillment fantasies exert a powerful influence on us. There is something in our souls that tells us that we are inadequate, that reminds us of our manyContinue reading “AYN RAND WAS A DELUDED JERK”

HAPPY THANKSGIVING 6 Ridiculous Lies You Believe About the Founding of America

When it comes to the birth of America, most of us are working from a stew of elementary school history lessons, Westerns and vague Thanksgiving mythology. And while it’s not surprising those sources might biff a couple details, what’s shocking is how much less interesting the version we learned was. It turns out our teachers,Continue reading “HAPPY THANKSGIVING 6 Ridiculous Lies You Believe About the Founding of America”

spacecraft and rovers

Originally posted on tychogirl:
Spacecraft and rovers from Earth to upper right: Hubble Space Telescope (image credit: NASA), lunar rover Yutu (image credit: China space), Mars rover Curiosity (image credit: NASA/JPL), Cassini (image credit: NASA/JPL), Rosetta (image credit: ESA, image by AOES Medialab), New Horizons (image credit: NASA), Voyager (image credit: NASA), and Pioneer (image…