Archives for November 29, 2007

Wow, this makes me thirsty

… But not hungry. That’s probably because I am thirsty.

Don’t be a Closed Source Moron

Morons are so annoying. Even the ones that are just passing by, the ones you don’t really have to talk to. These days I often have lunch in a public dining area where most of the patrons are scientists or geeks, or students learning to become scientists or geeks. The other day two geeky scientist…

Wikipedia: Bad for ID, DI

The blog Afarensis brings us an amusing yet at the same time disturbing discussion of the Discovery Institute’s Casey Luskin concerns about the reliability of Wikipedia as a source of information for students. This is hysterically funny because of the fact that Casey Luskin and all the others at the Discover Institute are a pack…

War on Christmas Update

12 Days of the War on Christmas (Fox Style)

Genesis 2 ends with Adam and Eve being naked yet not ashamed. In Genesis 3, the Serpent, who is wiser than average, tricks Eve into partaking of the forbidden fruit of one of god’s two magic trees. This results in Adam and Eve recognizing their own nakedness, and compelling them to produce the first clothing.…

Something is Rotten in the State of Texas

The Texas Education Agency’s director of science cirriculum is resigning. Check this out: In documents obtained Wednesday through the Texas Public Information Act, agency officials said they recommended firing Comer for repeated acts of misconduct and insubordination. But Comer said she thinks political concerns about the teaching of creationism in schools were behind what she…

A Parent’s Worst Nightmare

One of my best friends, who shall remain nameless for the present, a scientist, an atheist, a heavily decorated soldier in the war on Christmas, raised two wonderful, brilliant children, on of which being a devote catholic now in training to be a very devote catholic. Like a priest or something. I am a committed…

Warning

The internet is a terrorist tool. Apparently, the US House passed a bill that declares it so. This would mean, I assume, that funds and effort will be spent on controlling the Internet, and all bets would be off on things like Constitutional Protections for those of us working, blogging, using the internet to do…

Climate Change Matters

There are still climate change deniers out there, and if you are one, I’d like to take a moment to annoy you with the following story: Nearly 300 cases of chikungunya fever, a virus that previously has been common only in Africa and Asia, were reported in Italy – where only isolated cases of the…