Archives for May, 2008

Minnesota Atheists’ “Atheists Talk” radio show Sunday, June 1, 2008, 9-10 a.m. Central Time The first half hour will feature an interview with Mark Decker, co-author of “More than Darwin.” Mark is a great guy, this should be a fun show. I’m out of radio range so I’ll have to listen to the podcast. But…

The Mississippi Based anti-gay hate group “American Family Association” was founded (under a different name) by the well known anti-Semite Reverend Donald Wildmon to battle pornographic television shows such as “Three’s Company” and “Dallas.” About two years ago, the AFA initiated a boycott against Ford Motor Company to attempt to force Ford to change certain…

To Do List Addendum

Crash this poll too. Check out Encephalon – 46th Edition the blog carnival. Read the news about the big crane that fell in New York City Contemplate why Lots of sunbirds have dumb names Look. At. The. Coolest. Image. Ever.

Leech Lake Water Spout

water spout Check out this series of photos of a water spout up on Leech Lake, Minnesota. These were shot by Roger Underwood, of Ames, Iowa.

Bill Thompson’s Young Birder’s Guide The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of Eastern North America (Peterson Field Guides) is a book that I highly recommend for kids around seven to 14 years of age. (The publishers suggest a narrower age range but I respectfully disagree.) This is a new offering written by Bill Thompson III…

Today’s To Do List

Crash the poll. Work on abs. Go to Atheist Gay Pride Fest Figure out the nature of white European supremacy Trim the frog’s claws Teach the dog to dance. As in this video:

Hillary Does Have More Experience

Is this funny, or is it sexist? Probably depends on who you plan to vote for… [Hat tip: GrrlScientist]

Pharyngulistas make change

And I’m not talking about spare change. As we ask questions about how much “pure” science should be in a science blog, or even, if we should be asking that question, there is another question we can ask: Can blogging be relevant? Can it make a difference? Recently, Pharyngula reported on a car dealership out…

Words with consequences

Mark Madden ESPN shock jock jock Mark Madden made the following remarks on his radio show the other day: I’m very disappointed to hear that Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts is near death because of a brain tumor. I always hoped Senator Kennedy would live long enough to be assassinated. … and thus, got his…

LOL Pterosaurs ….

Adam and Eve with a couple of pterosaurs in the Garden of Eden before The Fall The whole issue of LOL Pterosaurs came up (here and here), so of course, I went looking for them. In the process I found something even funnier. This is a web site at Objective Ministries on pterosaurs in the…