Archives for February 7, 2008

I came across this chilling misanthropic missive in support of home schooling.

Help out a guy looking for a job

This person needs a job. This individual seeks an executive position. He will be available in January 2009, and is willing to relocate. (Resume below the fold)

Ben Dunlap tells the story of Sandor Teszler, a Hungarian man he met at Wofford College. In telling Teszler’s dramatic life story, which arcs from the Holocaust to the American Deep South of the 1950s, Dunlap shares some deep and, ultimately, moving lessons about justice — and the power of lifelong learning. Sit back and…

Charles Darwin Legacy 4

Whenever I’ve reviewed a paper for publication, I always remind myself that I don’t want to be the guy who reads only the good 75% of the paper, and skips over the 25% that contains some egregious error or insane reasoning. Apparently not everyone thinks that.

[Hat tip: JoAnn]

A Case Against Home School Athletes

If you’re ineligible to walk across the stage in your cap and gown, then you should be ineligible to walk on the field with your cap and glove.

Giant Shark Freaks Out Oceanographers

The video of the shark is cool, but to me it’s just a video of a shark. But listen to the commentary and you realize that this is a big deal. Five or six meters long, a head a meter wide, something really interesting about its gill slits. I’m glad these guys are having so…

Robots Send Expedition to Antarctica

A robotic observatory installed at a high-altitude site in Antarctica will search for planets orbiting other stars and test the site’s potential for more ambitious observatories that could follow. The site may offer the best astronomical sky conditions in the world. … During the uninterrupted darkness of winter near the South Pole, CSTAR will be…

… as if you didn’t know… At Panda’s Thumb, there is a guest post by Daniel R. Brooks, FRSC. Brooks is a professor in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto. In June 2007 he attended an apparently secret conference organized by ID advocates and entitled the “Wistar Retrospective Symposium.”…