Dr. Joan Bushwell's Chimpanzee Refuge

Archives for April, 2007

The Dark Ages

With all of the recent content ragarding the DI and other purveyors of hokum, I thought it would be an appropriate time to post an entry from a pre-scienceblogs version of the Refuge.

Dear Mr. Luskin: In the interest of full disclosure, I have not fully engaged in the uproarious brouhaha surrounding Michael Egnor, and have been relatively silent here at the Refuge because I have concentrated on, well, my daily life in science rather than the blog. I’m one of those scientists who buries herself at the…

For your perusal: Christian warriors fighting immodesty one guilt-inducing erection at a time The Feministe blog adroitly unzips, strips, and de-wingtips the Modest Survey from the “Rebelution,” a Christian teenage rebellion against low expectations. The take home message of the survey is that women are expected to protect their brothers in Christ by wearing modest…

In order to learn how to design circuits and systems using transistors and other solid state devices, students of electronics are told in their courses how semiconductors function. The atomic structure of crystalline silicon is examined in its intrinsic and doped states. Discussion of energy levels, conduction band electrons and hole production quickly follow. Soon,…