Archives for March 9, 2008

AP Biology Gene Therapy Expose

(Includes footage of a stuffed octopus)

Blogospherics – Recommended reads

Living the Scientific Life is now at number 64 in a long (more than 64) series of amazing photographs of American Museum of Natural History Subway Art. Do you know your God Delusion Index? Muse In Vivo knows hers. Is Life Expectancy Going Down? Of Two Minds is considering this issue. Chris Rowan can tell…

It almost seems like there are two separate research project under way regarding the evolutionary history of Homo sapiens. One focuses on recent humans, tends to use DNA as a major source of information, and from this base projects back into the past. This approach tends to confirm the idea that humans share an African…

Illustrious jugglers the Raspyni Brothers show off their uncanny balance, agility, coordination and willingness to sacrifice (others). Now, if you’ll just stand completely still…

The Loonacy Must Stop

Loons are the fish eating canaries of secluded northern lakes. Actually, over the last several decades, loons seem to have gotten more used to people then they used to be, but are still not really big on development. My personal belief (based on anecdotal observation) is that loons can identify, to at least some degree,…

Science Diversity Meme

Science, Education and Society is running up a Science Diversity Meme focusing on Women Scientists. You are supposed to make a list of five women in each of the following fields, without looking at any resources …. just what you know in your head … and without using names of any one at your current…

Fight! FIght!

For those of you who are interested in the seamy side of Scienceblogs.com: 1) I’ve revised my otherwise utterly irrelevant post on Linda Buck’s paper retraction on the advice of fellow blogger Mark Hoofnagle. 2) Mark is picking a fight with Jake, and notes the ongoing and developing spats amng Myers, Wilkins and Dawkins, how…

Icons of Evolution

There are two books called “Icons of Evolution.” One is by Jonathan Wells. The best way to learn about Well’s Icons of Evolution is to watch Randy Olson’s Flock of Dodos. It is an anti science piece of dreck. The other is a more recently published is Icons of Evolution [Two Volumes]: An Encyclopedia of…

Happy Birthday PZ Myers!

Today is PZ Myers birthday. I live roughly in PZ’s neighborhood, so I broke into his house last night and scanned a couple of images from the Myers family photo album. I thought you might enjoy them…