...is a shining example of nonpartisan analysis, sound statistics, and rational thought.
That's a pretty good description of Nate Silver and why people pay attention to him.
>look at Saturn's rings, which also have sharp edges
I believe the sharp edges of Saturn's rings are attributable to the shepherd moons. This also appears to be true for the rings of Jupiter and Uranus. Not enough is known about the Nuptunian ring system to say for certain about it.
I suspect he'd wear a pink tutu and sing songs from Little Mermaid if he thought he'd get more votes.
No, no, that's what he wears when he's playing J. Edgar Hoover with his boyfriend.
That's like asking what the best fast food restaurant is.
Wherever you are, it's always something local with only one outlet. Fourth and Sea or Fresh Freeze or Mom's Burger Bar or some such.
Life would be so much easier if we could just look at the source code. -- Dave Olson