Reading Emerson, writer, with Emerson, dog

There is a concept in statistics called the alignment of random points, where a series of lines and points will randomly intersect, sometimes with multiple ones meeting in the same place. Mathematicians cite this phenomenon when arguing that random chance can produce startling coincidences that would otherwise be attributed to divine providence or magic. Looking … Continue reading

Silly Reader, Sci-Fi is for Kids

I have a dear friend, a lady. She is dating a swell guy who also blogs — and he does a bang-up job of it. My dear friend had, I recall, a proviso set out at the start of their relationship: Her guy had to be cool with sci-fi. She’s totally geeked on the stuff … Continue reading