Archives for January 26, 2008

“Twelve mentions of Charles Darwin in a 1,400 page textbook…”

Gun Control

In the US, we (the general citizenry) are never going to agree on gun control. I have a solution.

Friday Ark 175

The Buttocks is not an excretory organ

… but it might be a sexual organ… The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a $1.4 million fine against 52 ABC Television Network stations over a 2003 broadcast of cop drama NYPD Blue….The fine is for a scene where a boy surprises a woman as she prepares to take a shower. The scene depicted “multiple,…

Steven Pinker: The stuff of thought

In an exclusive preview of his new book, The Stuff of Thought, Steven Pinker looks at language, and the way it expresses the workings of our minds. By analyzing common sentences and words, he shows us how, in what we say and how we say it, we’re communicating much more than we realize.

Darwin Awards

Sorry, embedding disabled… but you can see it here.

Creationist Home Schooling Science Fair

As PZ Myers reminds us, it is time to start planning for the Twin Cities Home Schooling Science Fair at Har Mar Mall, in Roseville, Minnesota.

This is a repost of an item from my old blog. The Twin Cities Creation Science Fair association usually posts “random” photographs of the children’s exhibits on their web site after the fair is over. You can go and see them for the last few years. (Don’t look for a place to click on this…

This is a repost of an item from my old blog. The Twin Cities Home Schooling Creationist Science Fair at Har Mar Mall in Roseville, Minnesota happened last month. The organization that (at least partly) sponsors this event (Twin Cities Creation Science) usually posts photographs of the science fair, but this year they got into…

This is a repost of an item from my old blog. The fear of God is the beginning of knowledge. Proverbs 1:7 This is an Absodoodly-don’t miss event! Har Mar Mall, Rosedale District Roseville Minnesota Feb 17 and 18 2007 Exhibits must be set up between 8:30 and 10:00 am Saturday and will remain up…