Archives for May 19, 2008

Can Darwin Make You Healthy?

A talk by Mark Decker! May 20, 7 p.m. Bryant-Lake Bowl, Uptown $5-$10 (pay what you can) Darwin wrote about the competition between individuals that results in the survival of the fittest. But what about competitions within individuals, between the cells inside our bodies? In that struggle, cancer cells could be considered the most successful…

Homeschooling Tidbits

Homeschooling is an important phenomenon. It is growing in the US and a few other places. Some forms of homeschooling are linked with political, social, or religious movements. For instance, some people homeschool because they want their children raised in a certain religious setting and to have minimal contact with the rest of society. Other…

I was fifteen or so years old. That was back in the old days, before everyone who was 15 was world-wise and even world weary. I was a bit world wise for my age, though, as I was living on my own and was fully supporting myself with a couple of paying jobs. Waling home…

Science News

Quirky Pulsar System Challenges Theories of Binary Formation; Observing Stem Cells at Work; Large scale carbon sequestration

A guest editorial post on gay marriage by Jimmy James Bettencourt. Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres are to be married in California. This will ensure the protection of their children and their creditors. I do not understand why gay marriage is not a conservative issue. Gay people have been getting away with all kinds…