Monday, May 21, 2007

Space Combat Physics

Here are a couple of good clips demonstrating the physics of starship combat:

The laws of motion

Explosive decompression

It's actually surprising how many scenes from sci-fi shows have decent physics. I'm not surprised that Babylon 5 seems to make up quite a few of them though. :)

Thursday, May 03, 2007

John Maynard Keynes on Bertrand Russell

Bertie in particular sustained simultaneously a pair of opinions ludicrously incompatible. He held that in fact human affairs were carried on after a most irrational fashion, but that the remedy was quite simple and easy, since all we had to do was to carry them on rationally.