Daily Archives: April 27, 2007

Book review: The Island of the Day Before, Umberto Eco

I just finished The Island of the Day Before, by Umberto Eco. The original is in Italian, I have the English translation. It seems like a good novel to review here, as it has a smell of physics and mathematics, philosophy and history about it. The subject is set in the 17th century and has to do with a sort of castaway.
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Where the bee sucks, there suck I

The mass media’s latest assault on public confidence is a series of articles about the mass deaths of bees. As is usual, the articles either misquote statistics or give statistics that are carefully worded in such a way that one is unable to determine how significant the effect is.
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