Monday, April 12, 2010

Off Topic: 12 Apr 2010

Mykola Syadristy is a Ukranian artist of little note. I mean by that, his works are little. He is a miniaturist. His works are seemingly impossible, yet they exist.

 A rose inside a hair: "A hair is drilled lengthwise and polished off inside and outside. A rose branch is inserted inside the hair. The diameter of the flower is 0.05 mm"


 A beer factory on a barley seed: "The beer factory model is made of gold, platinum, and steel and placed on a half of a barley seed."


A camelcade in the eye of a needle: "The author made the whole composition of gold and placed it in the needle eye."

Visit his gallery for many more amazing works.

Roger Coleman: A Precautionary Tale

Anonymous left a comment on my post Good Morning, Hank Skinner. I want to encourage such behavior, commenting on my posts, so I'll heap praise upon Anonymous for his insightful comment and discuss it herein.

Anonymous is clearly a very bright person, making two good points in the comment. The first has to do with the nature of Hank Skinner's civil rights claim.  I'll pass on that for now. The second point is reproduced below.

Reminds me alot of the Coleman case. (Remember he embarrassed the Centurion Ministries with his claims of innocence by DNA testing, that posthumously ended up being untrue.)