Archives for February 6, 2008

Robots in the Netherlands who can’t find jobs elsewhere will be put to work pumping gas.

Three-parent embryo formed in lab

The scientists have created the embryo in the lab Scientists believe they have made a potential breakthrough in the treatment of serious disease by creating a human embryo with three separate parents. [source]

Tangled Bank #98

is Here at Quintessence of Dust

British artist Alison Jackson talks about her provocative explorations of celebrity culture. By making photographs that seem to show our favorite celebs (Diana, Elton John) doing what we really, secretly, want to see them doing, she’s questioning our shared desire to get personal with celebrity culture. Funny and sometimes shocking, Jackson’s work contains some graphic…

The Bloggers for Peer-Reviewed Research Reporting Administration has made a decision in what has come to be known as t”The Luskin situation: A summary, analysis and decision.” I believe they made the right decision, but for the wrong reasons. I respect and admire (and participate in) their efforts, but I think they are being nice.…

A kind of christening…

…. or perhaps one of those later in life baptisms … These two blogs: The Omni Brain and Retrospectacle: A Neuroscience Blog will be merged into one blog, and it’s name will be “Of Two Mind’s.” Have a look at the links above to understand the historic nature of this occasion. This is a little…

Is here, at The Colossus of Rhodey

This is Bigger Than Super Tuesday!!!!

Debate: Are Science and Religion Compatible? An Evening of Stimulating Intellectual Discourse, with Loyal Rue and PZ Myers Sponsored by the Campus Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists Thursday, February 7, 2008 7:00pm – 10:00pm West Bank Auditorium- Willey Hall 225 19th Avenue S Minneapolis, MN 55455 See here for more details and discussion.

South Carolina people know true conservatism when they see it.You don’t like people outside the state telling you how you ought to raise your kids, you don’t like people from outside the state telling you what to do with the flag … In fact, if somebody came down to Arkansas and told us what to…

Well, clearly my votes counted ..

… as Obama landslides (if I may verb that noun) Minnesota on Super Tuesday. Amanda and I went to the caucus last night, and stayed around for the vote count. We were in charge of making sure none of the voting slips dropped to the ground in the crowded classroom at the local High School.…