Nostalgic Reverie

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So this morning when I walked into the corridors bisecting our labs from our offices, I was greeted by yellow “caution wet floor” signs and my staff scurrying about like industrious, yet annoyed, ants. Apparently, a major leak developed during the night in a lab on the second floor. The water made its way into…

The Problem with Gregg Easterbrook, Redux

Jason over on EvolutionBlog has some interesting commentary regarding Greg Easterbrook and string theory. Like Jason, I find Easterbrook to be tiresome and a less-than-worthy commentator on topics scientific. I had written my own frisking of Easterbrook with respect to Richard Dawkins on a previous incarnation of the Refuge some time ago. It follows, below.

Do I Get a Badge for This?

My elder kid will leave for college this weekend. I’m going to miss the sprog something fierce. I’m sorry. I’m a little verklempt. Please talk amongst yourselves. Here’s a little story about our mother and son camping adventure which you can read while I go wail and rend my garments. Addendum: pre-departure photo (08/26/2006) of…

and a nod to a new comic strip. Yesterday evening as I drove along the allee of American elms which marks the passage from US Route 1 to Einsteinville’s famous campus, I saw fireflies rising from the grass in the adjacent fields. On the eve of the summer solstice, here were the true harbingers of…