Archives for May, 2008

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 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 and…

Hillary Does Have More Experience

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

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…

Carnival

I and the Bird # 76 is up at Wanderin’ Weeta (with Waterfowl and Weeds)

Photograph of Francis S. Collins Just passing along the details from Associated Press: WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is losing its gene guru: Dr. Francis Collins, who helped lead the breakthrough unraveling of the human genetic code — and found common ground between the belief in God and science — is resigning. Collins, arguably the…

Ghostly Ring Found in Outer Space

This just in from NASA: This image shows a ghostly ring extending seven light-years across around the corpse of a massive star. The collapsed star, called a magnetar, is located at the exact center of this image. NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope imaged the mysterious ring around magnetar SGR 1900+14 in infrared light. The magnetar itself…

In Boy Scouts, a person must agree to sign a ‘Declaration of Religious Belief,’ in which he must agree that “only a person who acknowledges his duty to God can be the best kind of citizen”. Freecamp thought is an alternative where you don’t have to sell your soul … which is good, because you…

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