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Archives for November, 2008

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Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom. – John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Science and Science Fiction

A few days ago, Peggy and Stephanie asked the blogosphere a few questions about the relationship between science and Science Fiction. They want to use the insights from the responses to run their session – Science Fiction on Science Blogs – at the ScienceOnline09 meeting in January. They got lots of responses – interesting reads…

…the girl on a half-shell…

Now I finally understand the lyrics! Joan Baez was really singing to Bob about prehistoric turtles!

That is the Discover Magazine’s series of articles, which includes: The 10 Most Influential People in Science 20 Best Brains Under 40 Teen Genius: 5 Promising Scientists Under 20 …and more (the series, as the numbers above do not add up to 50, must still be in progress).

Here – a compilation of ten facts: Congratulations, liberal/progressive/terrorist! This is the first Thanksgiving in eight years where you represent the political majority. Because you know who voted with you? Oh, just fifty-three percent of the United States of America. HELL YEAH! Who’s a member of the fringe lunatic this holiday season? Not you! But…

As expected, the entries have been flying in over the past few days. Keep them coming! You have only 3 or so days left to dig through your Archives for your best posts since December 20th 2007 and submit them. Submit one, or two, or several – no problem. Or ask your readers to submit…

What do you think? I think he has not seen change.gov and change.org yet, as they undermine his (otherwise useful) argument. But you have to read (or listen to) the entire thing – it is long and below are a few short snippets: Noam Chomsky: “What Next? The Elections, the Economy, and the World”:

Today’s carnivals

I and the Bird #89 is up on Bird Ecology Study Group The 152nd Carnival of Homeschooling is up on The Common Room

It’s Thanksgiving tomorrow and the question (of the title of this post) pops up on the internets again. See SciCurious and Janet for the latest local offerings. Short answer: we don’t know. But there is endless speculation about it, each taking into account bits and pieces of information that we know about tryptophan and related…