links for 2008-03-18

  • “It should be noted that, while the subject of this paper is silly, the analysis actually does make sense. This paper, then, is a serious analysis of a ridiculous subject, which is of course the opposite of what is usual in economics.”
  • “Historical linguists have, it seems, opened a new chapter in the human epic by establishing the first-ever verifiable links between the indigenous languages of Siberia and North America. … For the first time, linguistics has set a firm foot on the “land bridge” that lies sunken beneath the Bering Strait.”

3 Responses to “links for 2008-03-18”

  1. Curt Says:

    Damn–I assume I’m not the only one that saw “Beringian bombshell” and was hoping for pictures of some hot Inuit girl.

  2. shonk Says:

    I’m not sure that would be a safe assumption. I mean, how many people do you think have actually read this post? Four, maybe?

  3. Curt Says:

    Yes, but seeing as how the article appeared in the Canadian National Post under the same title I’m guessing that more than four people saw it.

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