Archives for February, 2006

Reminders…

Submit entries for Animalcules (due tonight at midnight CST) and Tangled Bank (in by next Monday night). Also, drop me a line if you’d like to host future versions of Animalcules–I’ve had a few offers, and I’ll be setting up a schedule next week. Oh, and I see Chris was out eagle watching over the…

Dear lord…

Do you people not understand internet etiquette? Once a conversation is closed, it’s closed–don’t go spamming other threads with unrelated comments. I already told y’all I’d re-open the AIDS discussion in another thread–are you so impatient that you can’t give me a few days’ break to go enjoy my new family members? Sheesh. Anyhoo, as…

Outtie

As I mentioned here, I’m heading to Ohio in the morning. I have two brand-new nephews to meet. My sister gave birth to her first child back on January 24th, and a sister-in-law just had her first on Valentine’s Day. (And the baby boom ain’t over yet–another almost-sister-in-law–my brother-in-law’s girlfriend–is due in May). So, the…

For the Ohioans…

Just wanted to point you to these posts over at Mike’s blog, regarding Jimmy Stewart, a former physicist and candidate for State Representative in Ohio’s 22nd District: Dublin and Clintonville. I don’t know him from Adam and so this doesn’t constitute an endorsement in any way, but apparently he’s reaching out to the blogosphere for…

28th Skeptics’ Circle up

I know, I’m way late, but I still wanted to plug today’s edition of The Skeptics’ Circle over at Used and probably unusable.

Bird flu update meta-post

It’s been about a week since my last “bird flu” post–and I know that many people, including myself, tend to get burned out on the same ol’ thing, but there’s some interesting news out that I wanted to share. First, two posts from Effect Measure. Here, Revere discusses the newest reports of H5N1 spread: swans…

The Pain has the inevitable result. (Link to Jack Chick’s “Big Daddy,” for anyone who hasn’t had the pleasure, here.)

Win in Ohio!

Oh yeah, baby–Richard has the dish over on Panda’s Thumb: Ohio is no longer on the Disco Institute’s list of favorite states for pilgrimages. Late this afternoon, by an 11-4 vote, the Ohio State Board of Education stripped out the intelligent-design creationist “critical analysis of evolution” benchmark, indicator, and lesson plan from the 10th Grade…

Carnivals, carnivals!

D’oh, I forgot about Tangled Bank again (has it been two weeks already?) Time flies, as the theme to TB this week emphasizes. Check out some of the best science writing in the blogosphere, and note that I’m hosting it here in two weesk. Submissions can be sent to aetiology AT gmail DOT com–please put…

Other evolution news miscellania

PZ and Ed have both mentioned this NY Times article suggesting that Ohio’s about ready to cut out its cancer that are the Jon Wells-inspired “critical analysis of evolution” from their lesson plan. Richard Hoppe of Ohio Citizens for Science has been following the story over on Panda’s Thumb–for example, here and here most recently).…