Archives for February 8, 2008

The Ugly American Company, Microsoft, will now have a third investigation run by the EU regarding their smarmy “lobbying” (read, “bribery and coercion” tactics during the OOXML file format fight last year.

Evolution and Creationism in Texas

The Texas Acadamy of Science has come out with a statement about creationism in Texas schools science classes, called “Texas Academy of Science Position Against the Inclusion of Creationism and Design Concepts in the Science Curricula in Texas Schools” You can get the PDF here. Among other things, the document states: Texas science teachers have…

Madagascar Reptiles In Trouble

From the Wildlife Conservation Society: Unless major conservation measure are enacted, Madagascar’s turtles and tortoises will continue to crawl steadily toward extinction, according to a recent assessment by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and other groups. With their habitat shrinking and illegal hunting worsening, these reptiles now rank among the most endangered on Earth.

Despite a love and fascination for Rome dating to his days as an architecture student, David Macaulay found the path to his book Rome Antics took some unusual (and frustrating) turns. Through failed pop-up designs, scribbled out title possibilities, surreal sketchbook pages (think “Piranesi meets Escher”), and rambling story lines, MacAulay details each step of…

Charles Darwin Legacy 5

Guitarist and singer Raul Midon performs “All the Answers” in a world premiere at TED2007. “This is a song I wrote about the meaning of technology,” he says, and he asks his listeners: What will we do with all this information we have at our fingertips? He follows with the sprightly “Tembererana.”

Last night, the Campus Atheists, Skeptics and Humanists club (C.A.S.H.) presented a debate between PZ Myers and Loyal Rue on the question: Can religion and science co-exist? I witnessed this event and would like to tell you what happened.