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Walmart Ice Cream Sandwiches Won’t Melt

Pretty interesting video. If I had to wager, I’d say it probably doesn’t melt because it’s loaded with what’s essentially tree bark.  Cellulose gum is a common additive in all sorts of products as a thickener and stabilizer.  Almost all ice creams that you buy in a department store use some kind of emulsifying and…

F. A. Hayek’s The Sensory Order

The Color Purple by Mel Acheson Rediscovering F. A. Hayek’s The Sensory Order has been exciting. Hayek began his inquiry into the foundations of theoretical psychology in 1919 before specializing in economics (and winning a Nobel Prize in that latter field in 1974). He didn’t publish The Sensory Order until 1952, when he found “with considerable surprise”…

Repeal Prohibition, Again

By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD It took 13 years for the United States to come to its senses and end Prohibition, 13 years in which people kept drinking, otherwise law-abiding citizens became criminals and crime syndicates arose and flourished. It has been more than 40 years since Congress passed the current ban on marijuana, inflicting great…

What Exactly Is Spacetime?

Have you ever heard the term “spacetime” thrown around in various science articles around the web?  Just what exactly is “spacetime” and how does it relate to standard theories about space? I think Wiki manages a rather good description of this odd substance, so let’s start there.  Wiki defines spacetime as: spacetime is any mathematical…