Archives for December 16, 2007

Life history trade-offs and human pygmies

Every few years a paper comes out “explaining” short stature in one or more Pygmy groups. Most of the time the new work ads new information and new ideas but fails to be convincing. This is the case with the recent PNAS paper by Migliano et al. From the abstract:

Geology Blog Carnival

The Accretionary Wedge # 4

My Linux Calendar

Dec 16 Constitution Day in Nepal Dec 16 National Day in Bahrain Dec 16 Victory Day in Bangladesh Dec 16 Day of Reconciliation in South Africa Dec 16 Don McLean’s “American Pie” is released, 1971 Dec 16 Ludwig van Beethoven christened in Bonn, Germany, 1770 Dec 16 N’oubliez pas les Alice ! Dec 16 Bonne…

EuroCreo Planned

Creationists plan British theme park The latest salvo in creationism’s increasingly ferocious battle with evolution is about to be fired in Lancashire. Not in a fiery sermon preached from the pulpit, but in the form of a giant Christian theme park that will champion the book of Genesis and make a multi-media case that God…

In New York City, a group of Jews were beaten by Christians, as an expression of Christmas Holiday cheer. One of the assailants was previously convicted of anti-black hate crime.

I am amazed at the giddiness amongst Christian Fundamentalists that has fomented from the mere utterance of a holiday greeting by Richard Dawkins. The counter-insurgents in the War on Christmas … the Red White and Blue, squeaky-faced smirking shits that call themselves commentators or preachers are creaming in their jeans. But they are also stepping…