Sunday, June 01, 2003

Just how good was America's intelligence on Iraq? Seven weeks after the end of the war, no hard evidence has been turned up on the ground to support the charge that Iraq posed an imminent threat to U.S. national security--no chemical weapons in the field, no Scud missiles in the western desert, no biological agents. Read Truth and consequences as it raises new questions about U.S. intelligence regarding Iraq's weapons of mass terror. The article appears in the 6/9/03 edition of USNews.com.

What is the Matrix? A few months back I read the book The Matrix and Philosophy: Welcome to the Desert of the Real. I have really enjoyed exploring the nature of free will and what is real as I have watched the Matrix Movies. The first few chapters of the book were interesting, but the book became repetitive, tedious, and unfinishable somewhere in the fifth chapter. I am still fascinated with the topic however, and have found a blog dedicated to topics surrounding The Matrix movies. (http://matrixessays.blogspot.com) MatrixEssays covers a variety of topics both deep and trivial. It is a wonderful romp through the ideas of others who have thoughtfully considered the movie.



It's a bird... It's a plane... It's a birthday! Action Comics #1 was first published June 1, 1938. Although Superman had made previous appearances it wasn't until Action Comics that he had a regular monthly home and has been published continuously ever since. Jerry Seigel and Joe Shuster gave birth to the Man of Steel, and Jerry tells how it all happened here. There are a number of sites dedicated to Supes, and the Superman Supersite (http://www.supermansupersite.com/) is one of the best. If you are particularly interested in Superman's Television incarnations, you might want to check out http://www.supermantv.net/. Of course it should be noted that today Superman is owned by DC Comics. A quick perusal of their site doesn't seem to mention his birthday, however. That's OK Kal El, we didn't forget you.