Curmudgeon's Corner

Curmudgeon’s Corner: White, Black, and Rusty Knights

This is a repost, it was originally published on the Otherwhere Gazette on Aug. 13. 2015 Written by Sanford Begley Knights: the term has meaning that has come down from the Age of Chivalry. Of course the meaning has changed somewhat, and keeps evolving. The term black knight originally meant someone who was sworn to… Read More Curmudgeon’s Corner: White, Black, and Rusty Knights

science, science fiction

Let’s You and Him Fight: Autoimmune Disorders and Parasites

In a forum of smart folks I’m part of, a science fictional conversation came up: if we could terraform another planet, picking and choosing what species we’d put on it, why would we bother with parasites? People bandied around things they’d love to do without, like mosquitoes, poison ivy, ticks, fleas, and various disease-causing bacteria.… Read More Let’s You and Him Fight: Autoimmune Disorders and Parasites