Archives for December 1, 2007

James Randi and Richard Dawkins in 2005

Happy Birthday Richard Pryor

Anyone Misplace a Bag? A Green Bag?

This is interesting: 30.11.2007 / 16:23 WWII army bag is found in desert LONDON. November 30. KAZINFORM. A bag belonging to a World War II soldier from Lancashire has been discovered in the Egyptian desert after lying there for more than 60 years. Alec Ross, from Burnley, lost the bag containing personal letters and photos,…

Science News Tidbits

Napping a more effective countermeasure to sleepiness in younger people from PhysOrg.com Coffee is an effective countermeasure to sleepiness for both young and middle-aged people. However, napping is more efficient in young than in middle-aged people, according to a study published in the December 1 issue of the journal SLEEP. [...] Britain may reintroduce wolf…

John Lynch is reporting: ID supporters seem to like Antony Flew, the one-time atheist philosopher who has apparently seen the light and become a deist. They have awarded him the Phillip Johnson Award for Liberty and Truth, they have lauded his latest book, and Bill Dembski exclaims “God bless Antony Flew!” But at the risk…

Never, Ever run with a Deer Antler unless you KNOW HOW TO HOLD IT PROPERLY. From Shelley Batts Blog.

Rosa Parks refuses to move to back of the bus (Montgomery, AL), this day in history, 1953

Stoat Makes a Move

William Connolley is leaving RealClimate for career related reasons, and we all wish him the best of luck on that. He remains on Science Blogs, which he refers to as his “pet blog” … but I would have thought Sb would be the “real” blog and RealClimate would be the “pet” blog, but whatever. Good…

An Interesting Day in History

According to my Linux Calendar, this is the anniversary of Rosa Parks refusing to move to the back of the bus AND of Martin Luther King’s boycott two years later, AND the independence of both Portugal and the Central African Republic And it is even Anniversary Day in Chatham Islands (when everyone celebrates their anniversary,…

Happy Birthday Allen Stuart Konigsberg