Linkfest 2022-10-21: What Killed the Crabs?
Some evidence is provided in this Twitter thread that changing sea ice extent lead to over-crabbing which resulted in a population crash.
I enjoy that one of the spurs of this innovation is oppressive CAFE regulations.
This video has been colorized, and the audio was added to match the image rather than being part of the original, but it is fun to see Los Angeles eighty years ago
The Long View 2008-04-27 to 2008-05-04: Obama is Right; The Pope and the Parliament of Man; The Hanging of Tariq Aziz; Benedict XVI on Liturgical Music and Immigration; Steyn on Hate-Crime laws
And another of John’s favorite topics: the difference between economic “rights” and the properly political things that term used to refer to:
We should remember that "hate-crime law" can mean simply an instruction to a court to consider racial animus in calculating the sentence for a violent crime. That makes some sense, though the principle can be abused: it is usually a miscarriage of justice if the use of a derogatory epithet during the commission of a misdemeanor turns it into a felony; or worse, a felony for the federal courts. What Steyn is talking about, however, has many points of contact with the deformation of modern political practice that we find in "economic rights." Such rights are particularly dear to despotic states, because they permit the despots to say in international forums: "Well, yes, we shoot people who keep unregistered typewriters, but on the other hand there is a right to dental care in Article 37 of the People's Constitution. We can do only so much at once." The fact that people who live in such states usually have few teeth and have to gum their food has in no way diminished the attractiveness of economic rights to enlightened opinion. What the right to be free of hateful speech and the right to root canal, for instance, have in common is that they are both essentially regulatory schemes that are seeking to appropriate the historical prestige of the right to habeas corpus or the right to petition the state for redress of grievances.
Many of the things people call rights now are simply public goods, but that category has been lost for almost everyone.
Pillar Catholic: Behind ‘The Mystery Man’ and the Shroud of Turin
That “Mystery Man,” as the Spanish art expert Álvaro Blanco called him, has now found a new home — he’s at the heart of an exhibition on the Turin Shroud, which opened Oct. 13 at Salamanca Cathedral in northwestern Spain.
Let’s let women be feminine.
One of my favorite ways to look at feminine virtue is through the lens of feminine heroes. For example, last February I posted a link to a great exploration of the mythical shape of the Heroine’s Journey.
Heroine’s Journey has 3 parts:
-transgression of important rule -> descent into Chaos
-quest for knowledge (not power), and performing tasks that create order
-rescue back to the world, or self-sacrifice
C. L. Moore’s fiction is some of the most feminine adventure fiction I have ever read, another example of feminine heroes.
Friend of the blog Isegoria recently re-tweeted a post about Space Viking, so here is my review as well.