1. The Year of the Rabbit (Khmer Rouge) Farah Abdessamad, ARB
  2. Pride and Prejudice at Harvard Mark Helprin, Claremont Review of Books
  3. The rise of commercial empires PC Emmer, Reviews in History
  4. Quantum SETI Caleb Scharf, Scientific American

2 thoughts on “Nightcap

  1. Quantum Seti: Before we blunder into another aggressive, technological species, might we not do well towork out communication with the more obviously intelligent species with which we share our planet? Biological evidence seems to suggest that a number of them are considerably smarter than we find comfortable …

    • I’ve often thought about that myself, Jack. (Have you heard of David Brin’s “Uplift” universe?) 400 years from now, and assuming humanity continues along its present trajectory, our ancestors may very well look at our meat-eating habits the same way we look down upon our cannibalistic ancestors.

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