http://blog.dictionary.com/word-fact-toward-vs-towards/ I was stuck for which to use, so I googled. Apparently there’s no rule against using it either way, but “toward” is more common in North America, and “towards” elsewhere.
One of the sci-fi novellas I’m working on right now, Void, has a theme about space travel and the hell it plays with time. When I wrote Solar System Blues, I avoided this by making the ship in question travel at below-light velocity, and deliberately making the voyage a long one. Even then, the fact that Burton … More Time in Space
That someone calls himself Philosophy Bro, and the book: Descartes Meditations, Bro. It features a side-by-side translate, so you have the 1901 English Translation, and the Bro-Speak on the facing page. You know, like the Seamus Heaney Beowulf or Pinsky’s translation of The Inferno (both of which you should read, because they’re awesome). I just wanted it … More Somebody Translated Descartes’ Meditations into Bro-Speak
SciBabe makes five arguments why Donuts won’t kill you, but meth totally will. Best part, she knocks down the whole “sugar is addictive” tripe. Sugar is sweet. It tastes good. You can crave it, sure. I’m craving some fruit right now, in no doubt partially because it’s sweet. But it does not trigger your brain … More Donuts are Awesome. Meth is Not.
So, I was at the gym this morning, and in between sets I tend to gaze up at the TV. The one closest to me always has MSNBC on, which is fine, as it’s good to absorb the framing of the other side (for the record, I’m a declared Gary Johnson supporter, but I’m not … More Birther Trump is Not a Birther
German Neo-Nazis putting the boot to migrants. It’s not surprising that this happened. Nazis, neo- or otherwise, don’t like immigrants. That’s their thing. What’s surprising is this: But police said the asylum seekers started the confrontation – and later hurled bottles at the police trying to save them from a beating. The migrants picked the … More Welcome to the New Weimar Republic
Share and Enjoy. So the question becomes, what are Republicans to do with a Republican party that would allow a progressive populist boasting Mondale’s trade policy and McGovern foreign policy — that is, a leftist Democrat that looks for all the world like an angry and retouched Circus Peanut — to carry its flag? And … More Jeff Goldstein: Let the GOP Go the Way of the Whigs. Time for a New Party.