Archives for November 16, 2007

Laugh at the Creationists

Yet another way to make fun of the Creationists, the LOL Creashun Contest. This is hybrid of cat blogging and blasphemy.

This is the second in a series of reposts from gregladen.com on global warming. Why Greenhouses have nothing to do with the Greenhouse Effect, and more importantly, why CAN’T I microwave toast? A greenhouse is a glass house that is sealed to keep air in and insulated to keep heat in but at the same…

Want to be Influential? Try Harder!

I remember the first time I was called “Influential Science Blogger.” I don’t remember who said it, but it was during the First Framing Flaming Flurry. Then, Shanai Matteson over at the Bell Museum called me an “Influential Science Blogger.” That was cool. Then some other people did it. Now, that is how I introduce…

How much is your vote worth?

Most New York University students would give up their right to vote for a full year’s tuition. One in five will give up their right to vote for an iPod touch.

No kidding. Comet Holmes is now bigger than the sun, and is still growing, and astronomers do not know how much bigger it will grow. View Larger image

Health News

Deadly Cold Virus; Genital arousal disorder…

Intelligent Design

Here is a preliminary list of resources for people to find out more about Intelligent Design. Please feel free to put this on your own site. If you want, email me and I’ll send you the HTML code to make this one step easier. But you can also, if you are using Firefox, use “ctrl-u”…

The Discovery Institute continues its terrorist-like tactics in the wake of a very successful airing of an anti-creationism Public Broadcasting System documentary. The DI is providing helpful information for teachers and administrators who want to cost their school districts millions in legal fees and experience deep embarrassment. School administrators: Be afraid. Some of your teachers…

IPCC Fourth Assessment Reports Available

Here are the first three working group reports: Working Group I Report “The Physical Science Basis” Working Group II Report “Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability” Working Group III Report “Mitigation of Climate Change” The fourth report is said to be completed but is not yet posted. Likely, tomorrow.

Open Access News

Medical Wiki; Creative Commons in OpenOffice; Dead Sea Scrolls; PLoS; Mesozoic Cow …