Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Archive for December, 2006

What do you believe that you cannot prove?

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

A provocative question: “What do you believe is true even though you cannot prove it?” Edge Foundation asked that of 120 scientists, philosophers, and futurists. The answers make fascinating reading. Very, very stimulating stuff. Check it out (All 120 answers are free at the above site; also has them collected in an easy-to-navigate ebook […]

Google Answers bites the dust

Saturday, December 2nd, 2006

I must have been one of the very last people to use Google Answers, the service through which freelance researchers answered tough questions for those who couldn’t find what they were looking for with Google on their own. Four days ago, I needed to find a document that my keyword searching wasn’t turning up, and […]

Name-drop? Moi?

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Sometimes, life is particularly nice. This evening, Carolyn and I were guests at a $150-a-plate fundraising dinner (I’ll tell you for what in another post). The meal was at a Chinese seafood restaurant — and I’m not a big fan of seafood. But the eight-course dinner included Peking duck and crispy chicken, so I actually […]