Link Round-Up: December 24

Not a lot of links for you on Christmas Eve. To be honest, one of these I flagged yesterday — and it was the only link I flagged yesterday. Same with today. Chalk it up to trying to stay ahead of the deadlines at the office. Book of the Week, Stephen Fry – The FryContinue reading “Link Round-Up: December 24”

The USS Independence and Atomic Bomb Testing

Friday afternoon I spent at least half an hour looking at pictures of Operation Crossroads, the first two atomic bomb tests in Bikini Atoll. Why? Because one of the ships used was found — the USS Independence — and was virtually intact. This quote about the state of the Independence by NOAA’s James Delgado staysContinue reading “The USS Independence and Atomic Bomb Testing”

On Carl Sagan and Policy Debates

Eric Michael Johnson of The Primate Diaries posted a few days ago an article on Carl Sagan’s theory of Nuclear Winter and the political reaction to it in the early 1980s. Okay, okay, yes, I will admit that Sagan was not the only person involved in the Nuclear Winter theory, that being the idea thatContinue reading “On Carl Sagan and Policy Debates”

On Nuclear War in the Star Trek Universe

Nuclear war happened in the Star Trek universe. “Encounter at Farpoint” talks about the Post-Atomic Horror. Star Trek: First Contact tells us 600 million dead. But where? Asia and the Pacific Rim? Gone, reduced to radioactive slag. That makes sense, given what Q showed us of the court from the Post-Atomic Horror, and the factContinue reading “On Nuclear War in the Star Trek Universe”