Archives for June 25, 2008

Some Nature and Science News

NASA warming scientist: ‘This is the last chance’ from PhysOrg.com (AP) — Exactly 20 years after warning America about global warming, a top NASA scientist said the situation has gotten so bad that the world’s only hope is drastic action. [...] Some searchers still expect to see rare woodpecker from PhysOrg.com (AP) — For the…

Given the limited and limiting nature of the discussion of the Large Hadron Collider firing up in a very short time, which could then destroy this corner of the solar system according to some, I have been hoping that blogger Jennifer Ouellette would chime in and make sense of it all. And she certainly has…

I’m going to a blogers’ dinner tonight, so I thought it would be fun to point to a couple/few items on the internet that have to do with Rational Thought. To kind of offset what is likely to happen when too many bloggers get into one actual real place. First, check out these two items…

I don’t think Optical Character Recognition (OCR) works that well, frankly. But it can be done and it can be better than retyping piles of text. It does seem to work nicely when the text is nice and clean on nice clean white paper with a good contract between ink and background and no garbage…

August Berkshire, head of the Minnesota Atheists, will be on AM 980 KKMS today (June 25th 2008) at 3:30. August Berkshire, President of Minnesota Atheists will discuss his experience of visiting Jeff’s church last Sunday. Hey, do you think August had a religious experience and converted? Tune in to find out!!! I quickly add: The…

This summer, in fact. Don McLeroy, dentist and chair of the Texas School board (a state-wide elected body) is a creationist. Of evolution, he says “I just don’t think it’s true or it’s ever happened.” The 15 member board is stocked with seven creationists. It could have been worse, but the outcome of recent elections…

Click here for the full post by Gallup. Far more Democrats believe in evolution than do those pesky Republicans. Interestingly, the configuration for “independents” looks just like the configuration for Democrats, not Republicans.

… perhaps this week … is …

Seven Days of Carlin Two