Links o'the week

I haven’t done one of these in a while… let’s clear out some
stuff from my Firefox bookmarks.

Centrifuge Brain Project

The official website for the Institute for Centrifugal Research, which began in the 1970s as an investigation of the effects of kindergarten rides on the learning curve of four-year-old children, and grew into the construction of the most mind-numbingly fantastic amusement rides ever, such as the Spheroton below.   As Institute fellow Dr. Nick Laslowicz states,

Gravity is a mistake.   We fight the forces that hold
us down.   Our whole life is an effort to escape from
reality.

Unfortunately, the institute and all its rides are completely fake.   So to any of my former math/engineering students who read  komplexify… get to work on fixing this.

Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies

Named for probably the one commandment that should have preceded the origin ten, this interactive site documents 24 of the most common logical fallacies people make.   Useful for arguing with gun nuts, fundamentalists, and libertarians.

Patakk

The website of Croatian graphic artist Paolo, who among other things makes remarkable gifs such as the ones below:

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