EuFraxophy | Frax Pro Monstrosities [1]


Vanakkam. Logico Fractatus is done, so here begins a new series of fractal posts, and in future, posts on fractal woo as well. Enjoy, and may your week go well.

Tf. Tk. Tts.

All JPEG, PNG, Tiff, & GIF images in this post are original works by the author, created by way of various fractal apps, and these are copyright 2019 by Troy David Loy unless stated otherwise. 

Feel free to save or distribute these images for private, noncommercial use, or elsewhere online with a link to the original source and/or credit to the author.

Thank you!

Cat Thursday | Star Trek Cats (1)


Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It’s all for the love of cats! Enjoy! This meme is hosted by the True Book Addict!

Mr. Eccles Presents | Diagnosing the Mona Lisa: Oversciencing the Arts w/Eve Siebert


“Science has much to offer the arts. Scientific testing can help to authenticate a work of art, or it can uncover a forgery. Scientific techniques can help separate original work from overpainting and restoration or reveal changes the artist made during the creative process.”

“However, scientists sometimes offer answers to the wrong questions when they wade into the arts.”

“Eve Siebert has a Ph.D. in English literature from Saint Louis University. Her primary area of study is Old and Middle English literature, with secondary concentrations in Old Norse and Shakespeare. She teaches rhetoric and composition at Stockton University.”

“She has written for Skeptical Inquirer, and the INSIGHT blog at skeptic.com and has contributed to the Skepticality podcast and Virtual Skeptics video webcast.”

“Presented at Balticon 53, Baltimore, Maryland, on May 26, 2019”

“Views expressed in this video are those of the speaker and do no necessarily reflect the views of the National Capital Area Skeptics.”

Cat Thursday | Da Bois Imprisma’d


Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It’s all for the love of cats! Enjoy! This meme is hosted by the True Book Addict!

Quid Novi? | 2019.08.24


Vanakkam. Posting on the Call of Troythulu has been slow over the last couple of weeks, as you’ve probably noticed, and that’s because of a major transition for me and my family, one ongoing for the last few months for us, and one that I’m not at liberty to discuss on a publicly accessible blog.

So, through the rest of this month and the next, I’ll continue posting on this site from time to time, so it’s not a complete blogcation. I simply cannot find (or make) the time to post on anything close to a regular schedule.

But I’ll return to regular or semiregular once the current mess boils down, so till then, and in romanized Soruggon…

…Talotaa frang. Talotaa kas. Talotaa tranga suulaat.

Cat Thursday | Bad Bois, Bad Bois!


Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It’s all for the love of cats! Enjoy! This meme is hosted by the True Book Addict!

Ricky’s Quick Picks | #001, August 17, 2019


Welcome to this weekly or fortnightly column, where I provide links and other items on skeptical topics, as well as items from other domains of interest. This weekend, Ricky the Maine Coon offers the following tidbits of coolness. Enjoy!

I’ve been going through the feeds for the Skepticality podcast, currently 30-ish episodes away from finishing a favorite show which seems to have podfaded since January of 2018. So here is, in its entirety, the music which for a good part of twelve years defined one of the first skeptical podcasts to grace the Internet…

…The Skepticality Theme Song:

There is also,…

An interview with Dr. Lynne Kelly on the ABC radio show Conversations: The Memory Whisperer.

And,

Science-Based Medicine Versus Other Ways of Knowing, by Dr. David Gorski

On the so-called Paleo Diet:

How to Really Eat Like a Hunter-Gatherer, on Scientific American

Here’s an entry on the Skeptics’ Dictionary on…

The Bias Blind-Spot

And to close out the weekend:

xkcd: Geologic Time