Archives for May 27, 2008

Religion is Sensible to the Extent That it is Vacuous at EvolutionBlog and ‘Wolverine’ frogs pop retractable claws from their toes at Not Exactly Rocket Science are too good to pass up. PZ has another poll. Do you think a class focusing on the Bible should be taught in public school? Here’s the skinny. If…

Well, we’ve got this new web toy called SensibleUnits.com. You put in units and it tells you what it wants to about the units. So if you put in 3 microns, it tells you that this is 33 HIV virons side by side. So I figured I’d put in “yard” … like “I ordered five…

Phoenix landing photo

This: Is a picture of Phoenix landing on Mars, taken from above. One always wonders where the camera operator is during these things….

A very large Azhdarchid shown with a human for scale. Azhdarchids were pterosaurs (flying reptile-like creatures) of the Cretaceous. These included some gigantic critters with up to a 10 meter wing span, but also some little ones (2.5 meters or so). Most reconstructions of these flying animals have them skim-feeding across the surface of bodies…

Carnival

The 92nd Carnival of the Godless is Here at Jyunri Kankei

The Answers in Genesis Creation Museum of Kentucky is planing to expand. Some of the expansion will be internal … the construction of additional kiosks. Some will be external, including the construction of a playground. All of the planned expansion efforts will be targeted towards children. Ken Ham, director of the museum, also indicated in…

Got home from the lake last night happy to see that our neighborhood was spared any significant damage from the big giant storm that engulfed several local communities, including ours. There was very large hail up-stream from us and there are a few big trees down not far from here. The people really hit were…

Clinton on staying in the race.

This is one of the few times you’ll see this large of a context provided for the famous “assassination” remarks. What do you think? Interestingly, both right and left in the media are jumping on a similar band wagon…