Archives for November 13, 2007

The Linux file system is very different from that found in other systems. You use Linux files all the time, because most of the time that your browser “gets” a web page, it is accessing a Linux file system. Here, I just want to point out a few cool things about the system. In some…

Judgment Day: Post Game

Judgment Day, the PBS special on the Dover Trial, just finished airing. I have a few somewhat coherent (compared to my live blogging, see upstream) comments.

Don’t forget to visit the PBS web site where they have all kinds of cool stuff for everybody, including and especially teachers. So, now the defense gets their shot. …

Oooh, that lawyer for ID was played very smarmily … nice acting. And the guy they got to play Georg Bush was fantastic … looked exactly like him. Darwin’s great great great great grandson has a teleological view of evolution. Well, I guess understanding evolution is not genetic. Or at least, not selected for.

What is this giraffe doing?

The one on the right:

Hey, Samantha’s husband! Oh, no, John Scopes. Arrested… Oh, Colonel Potter! … Oh, no, never mind. Pay close attention to this textbook stuff Genie is talking about. The whole story is more insidious and horrific than they will ever cover in this show.

Is here, at Aardvarchaeology

Spontaneous Generation (Live Blogging) I did not like the verbiage … the wording … of the pre-show intro at all. Listening to it by itself, ID and “Darwin’s Theory” sound like they are of similar import. It really is not necessary in this day and age to pretend that there is actually a debate. Especially…

Hey, turn on the TV…

It’s time for Judgment Day.

Overheard in Minneapolis

Question: In science, in reference to probability, how come what you predict is not always what you get? Answer from 12 year old: Because experimental and theoretical probability are not the same. Answer from Hight School student: Because everyone has their own opinions, views,concepts, and interests, and no one wants to believe they are wrong…