Archive for the Food for Thought Category

Article about the United States’s sense of Exceptionalism

Posted in Food for Thought on February 8, 2007 by danweltsch

Does the U.S. have special rights to act as it wants, dictating to other countries what is best? Here is an interesting historical examination from The New York Review of Books. Notice it includes something rarely seen on the Web,


Interesting discussion about The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

Posted in Food for Thought on February 6, 2007 by danweltsch

This is from the (London) Times Literary Supplement. The book review is written by Nobel Prize-winning scientist Steven Weinberg.

Fountains of Wayne

Posted in Food for Thought, I'm just asking..., Links to Video on February 3, 2007 by danweltsch

How is it that the clever, funny power-pop band Fountains of Wayne has not taken America by storm yet?
Here‘s a video of theirs (…it’s not the one with Rachel Hunter).

Hook up generators to exercise equipment

Posted in Food for Thought, I'm just asking... on February 3, 2007 by danweltsch

When oh when will all the kinetic energy generated in gyms by people exercising be harnessed as electricity, if only just to light the gym or recharge ipods or cell phones? Here‘s an interesting take on the economics of the question from the BBC’s website. And there’s this, also from the BBC’s site, about harnessing the energy from heavily foot-trafficked floors or the vibrations from train or car traffic. A group called The Vibes Project is working on this. Also the U.S. Navy is at least looking into energy scavenging. And here‘s an idea about a gadget to fit in shoes to harvest energy.

Hello world!

Posted in Food for Thought on January 31, 2007 by danweltsch

I’m Dan Weltsch. This is my blog. Glad you came by!