Archives for May, 2006

Replying to Razib

In Sunday’s post I wrote the following: People like [Kevin] Shapiro, George Will, or Charles Krauthammer are lonely voices in the conservative wilderness, accorded about as much respect in the Republican party as pro-lifers are in the Democratic party. Every conservative politican of any prominence is anti-Darwin, and virtually every right-wing media outlet publishes anti-evolution…

National Math Panel Formed

The New York Times is reporting that President Bush has chosen Larry Faulkner, a chemist and a former President of the University of Texas at Austin to head the National Math Panel: The former president, Larry R. Faulkner, who led the university from 1998 until early this year, will be chairman of the National Math…

Comments Policy

Many thanks to Dave of Cognitive Daily for pointing out to me that my “comments moderation” feature was turned on, meaning that I had to personally approve of each comment before having it appear. Until he pointed it out to me, I didn’t realize I had such a feature. So let me apologize to the…

Thanks for the Welcome!

Many thanks to Afarensis for the kind welcome and the lovely virtual chess set. Also thanks to Orac at Respectful Insolence and to Razib at Gene Expression for their kind greetings. It’s nice to feel welcome. Actually, Razib has already taken issue with some of my remarks. But that is a subject for a different…

The Problem of Cell 13

In just two short seasons Prison Break has earned its place among the best television shows of all time. Granted, the story has gotten increasingly absurd with each passing week. The fact remains that it is relentlessly suspenseful and has as interesting a cast of characters as any show in recent memory. Plus, I have…

I used to be a big fan of The Simpsons, but like a lot of people I started losing interest a few years ago. After more than a decade on the air the show seemed to have lost its spark. Well, maybe it’s time to start watching regularly again. Tonight episode was first rate. The…

Quick Takes

I’ve been on blog vacation for about three weeks now, and a number of things have happened in that time. So let me get a few things off my chest. Stephen Colbert was brilliant at the White House Correspondent’s dinner. That is a fact, not an opinion. Frankly, the whole idea of the Correspondents’ dinner…

Welcome to EvolutionBlog

Let me begin by thanking the good folks at Science Blogs for inviting me to join their party. The move seems to have gone smoothly. Still settling in, kicking the tires, testing the foundation and all that. Expect the links list to grow precipitously over the next few weeks. And, no, that small grey creature…