Archives for January 13, 2008

Candidates Compared

Based on this, I’m voting for Dennis for Vice President.

2007 Darwin Awards, and other matters

The 2007 Darwin Awards are out, and can be found here. [hat tip Afarensis!] I have no comment, except that I’m glad I’m not on them this year. And believe me, it was a close call…. Especially after what happened last night.

Science Fair Season Starts

It is science fair season! Elmer’s Inc is cranking out the three-part display boards, Office Max is stocking up on its colored paper and glue sticks, and thousands upon thousands of kids are working out the fine details of the hypothesis they want to test using an experiment that can be demonstrated in the Science…

Natural Sciences Carnival

is Here, at Falando pelos Cotovelos

Animation of the Human Body

Indigo Girls

Bill Foster’s Letter

By now you all know about Bill Foster, an outgoing council member in St. Petersburg, Florida, who has very strong creationist leanings. Foster had written a widely cited letter linking Hitler and the Columbine shooters to Darwinism. I thought it would be fair to have the ENTIRE letter written by foster available, rather than allowing…

They Found the Ultimate Switch

Cells do things (or stop doing things) because of internal homeostatic (or other) regulatory mechanisms, or because of communication with the “outside” via receptor sites located on the cell membrane. To get cells to do what we want (produce more or less of a hormone, for instance, or simply to die as in the case…

My Linux Calendar

It’s a good one….

Happy Birthday Alfred Russel Wallace

We are reminded, via Mousie Cat at Evolving in Kansas, that Yesterday (I’m so embarrassed I missed this) was Alfred Russel Wallace’s birthday! Wallace was born in 1823. We should now clearly recognise the fact, that the wealth and knowledge and culture of the few do not constitute civilization, and do not of themselves advance…